WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

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The Future Of The Past: Museums Digitizing Collections

Museums have collected and preserved artifacts of the past for millennia. Now rapidly evolving technologies like 3-D scanners are presenting institutions with new tools for preserving, interpreting and sharing the past. Kojo talks with thought leaders at the Smithsonian Institution about the future of museums and the practical challenges of digitizing the past.

This is a special WAMU 88.5 broadcast in partnership with the Future of Information Alliance.

Watch The Full Broadcast

We'll have full video shortly of a special broadcast from the Future of Information Alliance event at the National Geographic Auditorium.

What Is 3-D Digitization?

3-D Scanning At The Smithsonian

Smithsonian Collection Of 3-D Objects

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