At the open-source museum, Scan the World, visitors are encouraged to handle the most valued sculptures and artifacts from art history. With over 18,000 digital scans in its archive, the museum allows art lovers to download and 3D print their favorite works in a matter of hours.
Scan the World features electric versions of 'Bust of Nefertiti,' 'Fourth Gate of Vaubam Fortress,' and Michaelangelo's 'David,' among other notable artifacts. The digital archive is searchable by artist, location, and collection.
To provide visitors with thousands of additional pieces, the platform teamed up with Google Arts and Culture to include the works found at over 2,000 institutions. The museum is part of 'My Mini Factory,' which is the largest platform for 3D-printed objects. Works can be scanned using phone cameras or drones.
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