The winter weather may be keeping us indoors, but it’s given us the opportunity to try out some new things! Over the past few weeks, we’ve been trying out some 3D modelling of artifacts. As part of our grant from the National Endowment for Humanities, we are working on expanding interpretation on both a physical and digital level. Technological tools and digital projects offer the opportunity to reach new audiences, such as millennials who are more attracted to digital media and distance learners who cannot visit the museum in person.
These models also allow visitors to interact with artifacts and see the object in its entirety. Take a look at this sample model of a corn shuck doll: