3D technologies allow for global digital access to content on art history, restoration and research results. Numerous objects, of which only a fraction is displayed in museums, can be scanned, classified and documented in online catalogues, therefore, becoming accessible to the public at large. In the same way, for example, fragments of complex fossils can be rightly reassembled with the aid of 3D models or archaeologic objects scanned in situ and analyzed immediately. Furthermore, a 3D model can precisely visualize damage patterns or worn areas and, thus, support the required restoration measures.

Sammlung Antike, Foto: Norbert Miguletz, © Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung CultLab3D Verschiffung, © Fraunhofer IGD