In order to protect and preserve their exhibits, most of the museums, forbidden people to touch them. Museums increasingly want to change the way people experience their visit in their premises. And 3D printing comes into play to help them to improve visitors’ experience.
In Spain, the Manacor Museum recently took advantage of the capabilities of this technology and achieved 3D printed replicas of its exhibits. The museum showcases historical objects from different cultures. Since its construction in the 13th century, visitors only had the possibility to discover these objects behind glass cases or in cordoned off areas.
Visitors can touch 3D printed replicas and have a more in-depht view of the different objects.
In another context, a museum in Paris used 3D printing to encourage people to visit their premises. An ultra-realistic triceratops was 3D printed and placed at the entrance of the Austerlitz railway station in order to draw the public’s attention.
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