Earlier in the year, the Smithsonian museum revealed that they were going to share some of their 137 million archived works with the world via 3D printing. Instead of the works just looking nice on their storage shelves, they planned to replicate some of them to be shown at galleries and exhibitions across the world. An admirable endeavour.
But while they’re doing that, it looks like the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has beaten them to the punch. And rather than just allowing one company to print the works, the Met recently opened its doors to the MakerBot community, armed with 3D scanners and 3D capture software, to host a two day 3D printing hackathon.
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