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Catálogo en línea | Museo Larco. Please Feel the Museum: The Emergence of 3D Printing and Scanning. Liz Neely, USA , Miriam Langer, USA Abstract The September 2012 design issue of Wired magazine features the new Makerbot 3D printer on its cover, with the headline “This Machine will Change the World.” Will it? The dialogue of participatory and collaborative production must be revisited as new technologies make physical design and construction accessible to the general public. The emergence of a 3D production ecosystem that is broadly accessible both in cost and ease of use makes this technology of particular and immediate interest to museums. There are multitudes of opportunities for 3D scanning and printing. Keywords: 3D,3D scanning, 3D printing, hackathon, future of museums, emerging hardware, makers, creativity The deepest z-axis you can ever imagine is in every artwork. – Bill Viola In the past year we have seen an explosion in the hype cycle surrounding three-dimensional (3D) printing. 1.

Why are so many people excited about this technology right now? Maker Movement and Makerspaces. Abandoned Suitcases Reveal Private Lives of Insane Asylum Patients. If you were committed to a psychiatric institution, unsure if you’d ever return to the life you knew before, what would you take with you?

That sobering question hovers like an apparition over each of the Willard Asylum suitcases. From the 1910s through the 1960s, many patients at the Willard Asylum for the Chronic Insane left suitcases behind when they passed away, with nobody to claim them. Upon the center’s closure in 1995, employees found hundreds of these time capsules stored in a locked attic. Working with the New York State Museum, former Willard staffers were able to preserve the hidden cache of luggage as part of the museum’s permanent collection. “There were many patients in these asylums who were probably not unlike friends you and I have now.” Photographer Jon Crispin has long been drawn to the ghostly remains of abandoned psychiatric institutions. After learning of the Willard suitcases, Crispin sought the museum’s permission to document each case and its contents.

What's a Collection? You'd think we'd know this. After all we're the Collections Trust. But a collection can be a remarkably tricky thing to pin down. They can be a group of items, or a single item, or (as we learnt some time ago during the Cornucopia project) a house. It can be a collection because somebody collected it, or because all of the things in it are linked thematically. One thing can be part of lots of collections, and it is even theoretically possible to have a collection with no things in it at all (because they have been deaccessioned, but their ghost remains in the form of a collections-level description).

The Collections Trust has been giving a lot of thought to this subject recently because of the work we're doing on SPECTRUM Digital Asset Management, due for publication some time in April. To do this, we need a reasonably logical and simple model of what the stuff actually is that museums are managing through these processes. Fig 1. Physical Collections Digital Assets Narrative Information. Museum - Online Collections Home. CAN - Collections Australia Network - Home. Cornucopia. Archaeological Collections in Maryland, Higgins. Introduction The Higgins Site (18AN489) is a multi-component prehistoric site located near the Baltimore-Washington International Airport in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. This site is especially important because of a surviving intact Paleoindian deposit, one of the few from this era in the state. The site was also occupied throughout the Archaic Period into the Early Woodland Period.

Twenty-six features and sealed levels were excavated at the Higgins Site, spanning approximately 9,000 years and adding valuable information about the earliest phases of Native American life in the Middle Atlantic region. The Paleoindian remains at 18AN489 are highly significant because they represent the only excavated sample from an undisturbed subsurface context in Marylands Western Shore region. In addition, few sites containing intact remains from the Archaic Period have been excavated in this area.

Archaeological Investigations The Higgins Site had been known among collectors for many years. Artifacts. Policies, Spurlock Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Skip to Content Navigation Home > Policies Spurlock Museum Policy, Forms and Procedures For questions regarding the policies, forms and procedures listed below, please contact Jennifer White, Registrar, 244-3353 or National Digital Stewardship Alliance. *New* Recently Published Report: "Geospatial Data Stewardship: Key Online Resources" A report (PDF) of the Geospatial Content Team that lists online resources that highlight key concepts and practices supporting the preservation and stewardship of digital geospatial data and information.

The resources offer a starting point to methods, tools and approaches across the information lifecycle to assist in understanding current best practices in the stewardship of geospatial data. These resources will be regularly updated online at the "Geospatial Data Stewardship: Key Online Resources" web page. Report: "The Benefits and Risks of the PDF/A-3 File Format for Archival Institutions" A report (pdf) created by the Standards and Practices Working Group that takes a measured look at the costs and benefits of the widespread use of the PDF/A-3 format, especially as it effects content arriving in collecting institutions.

Report: "Staffing for Effective Digital Preservation" Our Mission Our Work Content. National Park Service - Museum Management Program. NPS Museum Handbook What is the Museum Handbook? It is a reference guide on how to manage, preserve, document, access and use museum collections. There are three parts to the NPS Museum Handbook: Part I, Museum Collections Part II, Museum Records Part III, Museum Collections Use NPS Museum Handbook with Quick Reference 23.8 MB (PDF includes all three parts of the Museum Handbook) PDF includes quick reference and keyword search ("find") across entire Museum Handbook (Part I, II, and III) NPS Museum Handbook Quick Reference (PDF includes Quick Reference Only) The NPS Museum Handbook, Part I, Museum Collections It focuses on standards and procedures of preventive care for musuem collections with information on: Preservation and conservation Emergency planning Handling and shipping objects Integrated pest management Security and fire protection Storage buildings, equipment and techniques The NPS Museum Handbook, Part II, Museum Records It addresses the following topics:

Collections Management « Museum Minute. I was looking through my photos to get inspiration for a different post and I stumbled across this gem. I didn’t even put it through the polaroid-generator thingy, because I wanted you to be able to read it: A five-year-old’s catalog sheet Adorable, right? Now, I realize that when it comes to cataloging museum collections, … Continue reading Today’s post is a Preservation Public Service Announcement.

Please don’t use tape (scotch, duct, masking, packing, or any other kind) when working with your stuff! Tape can be very tempting, especially the nice, clear kind. Taping over a tear can make a document seem much more stable. Tape can stop a tear from getting worse, … Continue reading OKAY. It’s time for another preservation post! Ah, Conserve O Grams, a resource near and dear to my heart. There is nothing better than discovering–or rediscovering–something neat in your collection. Today I want to spend a minute talking about artifact preservation in general. Not collecting dust. The Museum of Northern Arizona has a closet most people could only dream of. With nearly 14,000 square feet of storage, the Easton Collections Center is two stories of historic and prehistoric possessions, relics and art, all preserved in climate-controlled cabinets.

Not only is the amount of storage impressive, but the Platinum LEED-certified building is one of the most advanced and sustainable collections facilities in the nation. Inside, the Easton Center is a temporary home to a vast variety of artifacts from the Colorado Plateau. From prehistoric tribal art to intricately woven baskets and innumerable plant species, the museum collections staff, researchers and government employees work to organize, preserve, protect and study the historical pieces of the plateau. Kathy Dougherty, the associate collections manager for the museum, said they have specifications to consider before admitting a piece into a collection.

"We do loans to other institutions. Beneath the Wrappings | Emory | Michael C. Carlos Museum. National Postal Museum Collection Plan. According to the National Postal Museum's Web site, "Since 1886 individual donors have been the source for many of the Museum's most important acquisitions. As the Museum continues to build the national collection, quality, historical value and research potential are key factors in the acquisition of new objects.

The Museum wants to create an intellectually rich collection of great depth for the public good. Therefore, we invite individual donors to continue to help us fill the gaps in the existing collection. " Currently the National Postal Museum has an extensive collection plan that includes: Shown above, Wells Fargo Virginia City Pony Express Cover acquired in 2002. Collections | The Sixth Floor Museum. The Museum collects materials related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and its aftermath, preserving and interpreting them so that people born after 1963 will better understand how that day changed history. The Museum also collects materials that illustrate President Kennedy's still-powerful legacy, mid-twentieth century Dallas history and the culture of the 1960s. Dallas Times Herald Collection/The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza The Sixth Floor Museum holds in its collections approximately 40,000 items related to the assassination of President John F.

Kennedy, the local and global aftermath of his tragic death, the legacy of his presidency and the history and culture of the 1960s. The Museum strives to preserve these fragile materials as well as to provide public access to important historical images, documents, recordings and artifacts. The online collections do not represent the entirety of the Museum's holdings; new records are added regularly.