2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

3D Print the Smithsonian

Sunday, March 15
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Long Center
West Pincer Lounge
701 W Riverside Dr


The Smithsonian has just begun 3D scanning its collection and making it available online and for download. While everyone agrees a 3D replica will never replace the original artifact, the technology presents an exciting new frontier for museums and the audiences they serve. The Digitization Program Office is the hub for the Smithsonian’s inquiry into 3D. We support all 19 museums, 9 research centers and the National Zoo in their quest to increase the quantity and quality of Smithsonian digital assets. The Smithsonian digitization challenge and opportunity can be measured by the total number of collection items: at 137 million objects, artworks and specimens, capturing the entire collection at a rate of 1 item per minute would take over 260 years of 24/7 effort. At the present moment, the Smithsonian has prioritized the digitization of about 10% of its collections for digitization. To rise to this challenge, the Digitization...

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Adam Metallo

3D Imaging Secialist

Smithsonian Institution

Adam Metallo received his BS in Psychology from the University of Maryland in 2004 and MFA in painting from the University of Delaware in 2006. Working at the Smithsonian Office of Exhibits Central...

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Brian Mathews

VP & Platform Group CTO

Autodesk Inc

As VP and Platform Group CTO Brian Mathews helps shape the technology strategy for Autodesk’s platforms and products serving the design, engineering, and construction industries. He also heads the ...

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Corey Kilbane

Science Teacher & Innovation Coach

William Penn Charter School

Corey teaches atoms and reactions, bits and bots, and service through design at William Penn Charter School, a Quaker school in Philadelphia. He got his start teaching by creating science magic sh...

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Vincent Rossi

3D imaging specialist

Smithsonian Institution

Vincent Rossi hails from the great state of New Jersey. He has a BFA in sculpture from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and Graduate level fine art study at Goldsmiths College/ University...

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