Virginia museum uses 3D printed tactile artefacts in ‘touch tours’ for visually impaired

Virginia museum uses 3D printed tactile artefacts in 'touch tours' for visually impaired

The Virginia Historical Society (VHS), a Richmond-based museum dedicated to Virginia’s history, has recently embraced 3D scanning and 3D printing technologies to give their visually impaired visitors a more dynamic and thorough experience. 3D scanning General E. Lee’s life mask at the VHS Through a collaboration with the Virtual Curation Laboratory in Virginia, the VHS has 3D scanned a number of artefacts, including items from the U.S. Civil War, and 3D printed tactile replicas of them so that blind people can feel their way through the museum’s collection. The effort is part of a growing trend for museums and […]

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