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A Fine Day in Fairfax

By Ashley McCuistion, Virtual Curation Laboratory Multimedia Coordinator The Virtual Curation Unit headed up to Fairfax County, Virginia, on Tuesday, July 24, where we scanned some artifacts for the Fairfax County Park Authority Cultural Resource Management and Protection Branch.  Mariana Zechini and I met Dr. Means at their headquarters in the James Lee Community Center … Continue reading

A Day of Scanning at George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate, Museum, and Gardens

By Mariana Zechini On Tuesday, July 17, Dr. Bernard K. Means, Courtney Bowles, Ashley McCuistion and I went to Mount Vernon to scan some artifacts in the archaeology lab. It was my first time ever scanning and I was very excited to learn about the process. Esther White, Director of Archaeology for the Mount Vernon … Continue reading

Celebrating America’s Independence Day: 3D Scanning at Ferry Farm

by Bernard K. Means, project director I celebrated America’s Independence Day in the most appropriate place that I could–George Washington’s Boyhood Home at Ferry Farm in Fredericksburg (see http://kenmore.org/ff_home.html) for more details.  The George Washington Foundation offers reduced admission that day, and there were many attractions from which visitors could chose, ranging from an active … Continue reading