Smithsonian X 3D
November 13-14, 2013

The event is sold out, but it will be webcast. You'll find the webcast available starting at 10AM on November 13 and 14 at (this URL will redirect to the webcast just before the start of the event at 10AM November 13; an archived webcast will be made available after the event)

Smithsonian X 3D shows how 3D technologies will transform the work of the Smithsonian Institution—and museum and research institutions worldwide.

For the first time ever, state-of-the-art 3D scanning and image-based modeling technology paired with new Smithsonian tools will enable museum collections, scientific specimens, and entire research sites to be digitally recorded, studied, and shared in immersive detail.

  • Researchers and conservators can use 3D capture to document and analyze a single artifact or an entire field site
  • Curators and educators can use 3D imagery to explore complex ideas and share new discoveries
  • Teachers, collaborators, and members of the public can interact with Smithsonian museum objects in new ways

We hope to grow the Smithsonian's 3D digitization efforts from pilot to program, and unleash the full potential of 3D technology in the museum and research community.