Panel Discussion

Scanning 3D: Cultural Heritage Preservation, Access and Revitalization

Date: 7 February 2023
Venue: online via Zoom (register here)

On 7 February 2023, the international organisation Creative Commons (CC) will host a panel discussion on 3D scanning, preservation, access and revitalization of Cultural Heritage.

As 3D technologies advance and cultural heritage institutions around the world seek better ways to enable people to engage with their collections, it can also be seen that cultural artefacts are threatened by global climate change, armed conflict, and economic instability. At CC building the “3D” commons in this complex moment is determined as an essential activity in enabling a brighter future for all and solving the world’s most pressing challenges. How can 3D technologies and practices support what the CC calls better sharing: sharing that is contextual, inclusive, just, equitable, reciprocal, and sustainable?

With experts, the CC will explore the many considerations around 3D scanning as it relates to cultural heritage preservation, revitalization, access and better sharing, as well as the impact on the public domain. Panelists will address:

  • the importance of open access to scans of cultural artefacts
  • the legal issues that can challenge access to 3D scans
  • policy implications of open licensing 3D scans
  • cultural and equity considerations around the origins of objects scanned
  • how museums, artists and organizations put 3D scanning and sharing into practice

CC’s Director of Learning and Training, Jennryn Wetzler, will moderate an expert panel with:

Don’t miss this excellent exchange between the named experts and join the discussion.