The Future Of The Past: Museums Digitizing Collections (Rebroadcast)

The Future Of The Past: Museums Digitizing Collections (Rebroadcast)

Kojo talks with thought leaders at the Smithsonian Institution about the future of museums and the practical challenges of digitizing the past.

Museums have collected and preserved artifacts of the past for millennia. Now rapidly evolving technologies like 3-D scanners are presenting institutions with new tools for preserving, interpreting and sharing the past. Kojo talks with thought leaders at the Smithsonian Institution about the future of museums and the practical challenges of digitizing the past.

This is a special WAMU 88.5 broadcast in partnership with the Future of Information Alliance.

Guests

G. Wayne Clough

Secretary, Smithsonian Institution

Nick Pyenson

curator, Department of Paleobiology at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History; Distinguished Lecturer, Paleontological Society

Guenter Waibel

Director of the Digitization Program Office, Smithsonian Institution

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Watch The Full Broadcast

Watch full video of our special broadcast from the Future of Information Alliance event at the National Geographic Auditorium.

What Is 3-D Digitization?

3-D Scanning At The Smithsonian

Smithsonian Collection Of 3-D Objects

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