Artists come to the Met every day to be inspired, discovering visual and technical solutions in works from every corner of the world, ranging from ancient times to the present day. They might attend a program, sketch from objects, or create their own copies of original paintings, as they have done since 1872 when the Met first allowed artists to re-create works of art on display.
The MediaLab at the Metropolitan Museum of Art has been working with Creative technologists and 3D enthusiasts, using photogrammetry and hand-held 3D scanners, to render objects in our collection into 3D models that we can share with the world. We encourage everyone to use our content, which represents the world's cultural heritage, to create their own creative works.
These scans aren't intended to be definitive, museum-quality models. These are scans for fun, for sharing, and to inspire creativity. Enjoy!
To learn more about the Met's MediaLab, and our Digital Media Department, check out :
- our blog: http://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-museum/museum-departments/office-of-the-director/digital-media-department/digital-underground
- our google+ community: https://plus.google.com/communities/102113316271410850848
- and the NYC Museum MediaLab Meetup : http://www.meetup.com/NYC-Museum-MediaLab-Meetup/