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Here Be Monsters: Dragon Festival on International Archaeology Day

by Bernard K. Means Today is both International Archaeology Day and the Dragon Festival at the Virginia Museum of Natural History (VMNH). I’ve done a number of public archaeology events on International Archaeology Day over the years, but this is my first dragon festival. Preparation for any event takes time. Judging by the parking lot … Continue reading

Maggie L. Walker Bust

Note: the Virtual Curation Laboratory  recently  3-D scanned a bust from the Maggie L. Walker National  Historic Site. This guest post gives details about the bust. by Ethan P. Bullard, Museum Curator, Richmond National Battlefield Park & Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site On July 15th, 2017, the City of Richmond unveiled its latest public monument: a 12 … Continue reading

Lessons from the Past: Partnering with the National Park Service

by Bernard K. Means We have partnered with the U.S. National Park Service (NPS), in a project spearheaded by Teresa Moyer of the NPS, to 3-D scan objects from various National Parks that can be printed by teachers and used in lesson plans. Teresa and her team have developed the following lesson plans: Neither Cold … Continue reading

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