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Copycats: Casting and Molding Versus 3D Scanning and Printing

by Bernard K. Means Last week, from March 23 to March 26, 2015, the Virtual Curation Laboratory (VCL) hosted Ray Vodden, a Research Technician at the Virginia Museum of Natural History (VMNH) in charge of their casting and molding program.  I’ve known Ray for a couple of years now, and he has always been generous with … Continue reading

Every Week is Something Different: An Intern’s View

by Carolyn Tuttle, Spring 2015 Intern I’m not sure what I expected to gain from my internship with VCU’s Virtual Curation Lab (VCL), but every week is something different. I spend about 5 hours a week in the lab, but sometimes we go on little field trips to other places. We visited Historic Jamestown, where … Continue reading

Acronymicon: from VAM to VAST, with a side of MAAC and IMLS

by Bernard K. Means Lately, the Virtual Curation Laboratory, or VCL, has been quite active with presentations and workshops, beginning two weeks ago at the Virginia Association of Museums (VAM) 40th annual meeting, held in downtown Richmond, Virginia, in the Omni Richmond Hotel (which, by the way, is on your right, not your left, inadequate … Continue reading