Feb.19, 2013

Smart Replicas is a research project aiming to make fragile collection from museums more accessible. During Object Rotterdam, from Feb.5 to Feb.10, Maaike Roozenburg presents Smart Replicas as part of the Kitchen Review.

Using medical CT scanners that comply with the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen's strict handling standards Roozenburg has created 3D scans of some of the most fragile objects, such as tableware from pre-industrial period.

(credit: Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen)

(CT-scan, TU Delft)

(Photographer: Hugo Bes)

"A lot of museums have solid collections of old pre-industrial utensils," Roozenburg says. "Many of these had the same function then as they do now, but the production process was entirely different. From understanding the history of an everyday object you can tell so much about civilization from the cavemen until now." says Roozenburg.

Unfortunately only about 5% of collections are displayed. Roozenburg wants more people to have a chance to see this items and learn about history. "But I did not want exact copies," she says. She wants to make the design more accessible, usable and knowledgeable.

With help from TU Delft Roozenburg scaned seven tea cups from the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen's collection, and created 3D printed replicas at Mareco Prototyping. In collaboration with students from the Royal Academy of Art in the Hague, Roozenburg used Augmented Reality technology to enrich each object with information, story and history.

(Credit: Smart Replicas | Maaike Roozenburg)

The 3D printed prototypes of the seven tea-cups will be exhibited during Object Rotterdam and visitors will have a more interactive experience. They will be able to try them, see animations, or listen to music from that period. In May a full exhibition of Smart Replicas will open at the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen.

 

Source: Design.nl

 

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Matt wrote at 2/21/2013 2:55:40 PM:

The exhibits are digital? Why are they not presented to the world online?



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