A New Resource for the Cultural Sector

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Today marks the launch of, a free and practical handbook for those establishing and developing 3D production programs at cultural heritage organisations. The culmination of months of collaboration between Sketchfab, Engelberg Center Fellow Neal Stimler, and Engelberg Center Executive Director Michael Weinberg, this new resource addresses the core themes of 3D production, open access strategies and copyright law.

As Cultural Heritage Lead at Sketchfab for the last 3 years, it has been my privilege to communicate and work with professionals from galleries, libraries, archives & museums (collectively referred to as GLAM organisations) from all over the world, helping develop and promote their work capturing & publishing cultural heritage in 3D.

From the largest organisations down to the smallest, the conversations are surprisingly similar, often touching on many of the same themes: how to produce 3D models; use cases for 3D data; the possibilities of dissemination and re-use. This is especially true in cases where a 3D production program is in an early stage of planning or deployment.

My hope and belief is that can can offer simple and useful advice to anyone interested in the subject of 3D for cultural heritage.

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Thomas Flynn

Community & Cultural Heritage Lead at Sketchfab.

Expert in 3D scanning, photogrammetry, online publishing & dissemination.

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