Art Institute Chicago Collaborates With Museum Lovers For Ongoing Digital Curation Effort #3dthursday
Liz Neely, the Director of Digital Information and Access at the Art Institute of Chicago, has been doing a great job encouraging visitors to participate in capturing digital models of their collection, including the Saint John the Baptist sculpture above, captured by Christian Oiticica and posted just a few hours before I put together this post.
While several museums, including the Met Museum and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco have held special events for the purpose of exploring the possibilities of scanning and sharing replicas of work, Neely boldly pushes this curatorial practice into an ongoing collaboration between museum and those who love the museum.
Here is the message Neely shared on Thingiverse about this project:
Art Institutue of Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago is a world-renowned art museum housing one of the largest permanent collections in the United States. With more than 260,000 art works and artifacts, the museum has particularly strong holdings in Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painting, early 20th-century European painting and sculpture, contemporary art, Japanese prints, and photography. The museum also offers exceptional programming that informs and inspires, including lectures, workshops, performances, and guided tours.
Do you have a scan or derivative of an Art Institute artwork? Message us and we’ll add it to our Thingiverse collections.
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