bkmeans has written 230 posts for the Virtual Curation Laboratory

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

Why Do You Have So Many Skulls? What’s this? What’s this?

by Bernard K. Means On Friday, September 28, and yesterday, October 6, I shared 3-D printed replicas of artifacts, historic items, and paleontological specimens with two different audiences, both of whose members reacted favorably to handling these avatars of real items. My last Friday in September visit was to Holman Middle School, located in Glen … Continue reading