Explore NMAAHC Collections in 3D

When we look at an object from different perspectives and in multiple dimensions, we get a richer understanding not only of the object itself, but also of the past and the world around us. The National Museum of African American History and Culture has partnered with Google and the Smithsonian Digitization Program Office to create interactive 3D models of objects from the collection. Watch NMAAHC curator Kathleen Kendrick and Google's Travis McPhail discuss the process behind making our objects available in 3D.