Museums in the Age of 3D Printing
Get into the spirit of Philly Tech Week and Science Fest with an enlightening talk on 3D printing and museums! 3D Printing has made AAM’s TrendsWatch for two years in a row with the 2015 edition stating that “there are huge opportunities” for museums and businesses exploring 3D scanning and printing. Yet many museum professionals have never experienced this stunning new technology at first hand and don’t really understand its many possibilities for use in the museum setting. This evening program is designed to give participants a full introduction to this cutting edge technology that is revolutionizing so many industries and opening up new avenues for museums. The evening will begin with a demonstration of 3D technology in The Hybrid Making Lab at Drexel University. Following this, guest speaker, Don Undeen, Senior Manager of Media Lab at the Metroplitan Museum of Art will present some of the Met’s successful programs. A panel discussion featuring representatives from NRI and 3D Systems, makers of the Cube printers will discuss projects with the Cooper Hewett, the Smithsonian and other institutions.
Friday, April 24, 2015
4:30 to 5:30 Hybrid Making Lab open house and demonstrations (URBN Center, 3501 Market Street)
5:30 to 6:30 Presentation and Panel discussion (URBN Annex, 3401 Filbert St.)
6:30 to 7:30 Refreshments and conversation
This presentation is presented by Drexel’s Museum Leadership Program, co-sponsored by the Mid Atlantic Association of Museums and the Museum Council of Philadelphia. For more information on this program please contact Danielle.