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Scanning Russell Scott, a WW II Veteran: A Rendezvous with History, 3D Scanning, and 3D Printed Replicas at the Virginia War Memorial

by Bernard K. Means, Director Of late, I seem to be involved in public archaeology and outreach events related to the Virtual Curation Laboratory (VCL)’s efforts to preserve the past on at least a monthly basis–and no two are ever the same.  I’m not quite sure what types or levels of engagement I or my students … Continue reading

The Virtual Curation Laboratory @ the 20th Anniversary VCU School of World Studies Student Research Conference

by Bernard K. Means, Director Yesterday, Thursday, November 20th, 2014, six undergraduate Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) students presented research that they had undertaken in the Virtual Curation Laboratory (VCL) as internships, based on research done in conjunction with Jamestown Rediscovery, the Virginia Department of Historic Resources Conservation Section, and the Virginia Museum of Natural History’s … Continue reading

3D Printing and Education in the Virtual Curation Laboratory

by Bernard K. Means 3D printing and painting of artifact replicas occupies quite a bit of my time and that of the undergraduate VCU students working in the Virtual Curation Laboratory.  Today, AntiquityNow published online an interview that I did this summer on the educational benefits of 3D scanning and printing.  You can find this … Continue reading