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3D4ever: building three dimensional models to last



A joint Digital Preservation Coalition and Wellcome Library Conference

Wellcome Collection Conference Centre, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE

Friday 9th December 2016. 09.15-17.00.

3D scanning and printing have been the next big things for a long time. The value and utility of 3D scanning is going up as the cost and barriers to production are dropping.

This conference will encourage cultural heritage professionals to understand and undertake 3D scanning and its challenges. Opportunities for creation, use, and re-use of 3D data will be explored and case studies of good practice presented. The day will consist of a programme of presentations, practical workshops and a panel discussion.

Participants at the conference will

  • gain a better understanding of emerging trends in 3D scanning and data management
  • gain a better understanding of the standards associated with 3D scanning and their relation to core standards in digital preservation
  • gain a better understanding of the legalities and IPR
  • be introduced to case studies that demonstrate good practice in data sharing and re-use

Who would benefit?

Anyone interested in 3D scanning and data management, including: Archivists, Librarians, Curators, Collection managers, Data managers

We’ll publish the slides after the event and we’ll tweet using the hashtag #3D4ever16


Browse the full programme of talks and workshops:

PDF icon3D4Ever Conference Programme (301 KB)

Booking tickets

Places are strictly limited and should be booked in advance. Registration will close before the event and early booking is recommended as we expect this event will be popular. Tickets are available at £25. The price includes refreshments on arrival, in the afternoon and lunch. There are a limited number of tickets freely available to DPC members. All participants must book online.

Please contact Mel Grant m.grant@wellcome.ac.uk or 0207 611 8322 if you have any queries.

Image: Peter Maloca, Christian Schwaller, Ruslan Hlushchuk, Sébastien Barré, OCTlab University of Basel/Bern and Royal Moorfields Eye Hospital, London