OPEN ACCESS

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION PROJECTS

For more than a decade, museums around the world have been making high-quality 3D scans of important sculptures and ancient artifacts. Many institutions freely share those 3D scans with the public, allowing us to view, copy, adapt, and experiment with the underlying works in ways that have never before been possible. But some keep their scans out of public view, and I’ve been trying to help them see the light.

At the links below you can read about my successful efforts to publish the Berlin Egyptian Museum’s 3D scan of the Bust of Nefertiti, and my ongoing litigation in France against Musée Rodin, seeking public access to their scans of Auguste Rodin’s works. There are a few more scans and institutions I have my eyes on, and I hope to be able to share more about those soon.

RODIN MUSEUM FOIA
NEFERTITI FOIA
SMITHSONIAN FOIA
STANFORD/CANTOR RODINS
MICHELANGELO’S DAVID

OPEN ACCESS COMMENTARY

NEFERTITI HACK HOAX
THE ARCHETYPES BURST IN
LACMA PRESENTATION
CAM PRESENTATION
THE ART OF THE LIVING DEAD
LACMA LAB PROPOSAL
TATE IK PRIZE PROPOSAL
THROUGH A SCANNER, GETTY
CASABLANCA, UMBERTO ECO
TIPS FOR PHOTOGRAMMETRY

PUBLISHED 3D SCANS

A collection of 3D scans I have either produced myself, or played some part in publishing.


NEFERTITI


VENUS DE MILO


WINGED VICTORY, THE NIKE OF SAMOTHRACE


THE WALKING MAN, AUGUSTE RODIN


THE DANCING FAUN OF POMPEII


THE MEDUSA RONDANINI


THE GETTY KOUROS


THE GETTY CALIGULA


THE PIETÀ, DETAIL OF MARY


ECSTASY, ERIC GILL


HYPNOS, GOD OF SLEEP


ALEXANDER AS THE SUN GOD HELIOS


EMPEROR AUGUSTUS


ATHENA OF VELLETRI


ARES, GOD OF WAR


ACROPOLIS KORE 678


ATHENIAN HERO


PORTRAIT OF HOMER


RAMESSES II / OZYMANDIAS


PARANTHROPUS BOISEI, KNMER406


ANTIKYTHERA MECHANISM


SEXYBOY ART TOYS


THROUGH A SCANNER, ANAHEIM


THE PHYSICAL IMPOSSIBILITY OF DEATH IN THE MIND OF SOMEONE LIVING

OTHERS’ 3D PRINTS OF MY 3D SCANS

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