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Specimens from 300 years will be digitised in 3D

The collections at the Biological museum have been sampled and gathered over 300 years. Now they will be made more accessible through 3D digitisation. Sten K Johnson’s Foundation has awarded the 3D lab and the Biological museum 200 000 Swedish crowns for the project.
Giuseppe Bianco.
Giuseppe Bianco is responsible for the project.

Giuseppe Bianco, research engineer at the Department of Biology, is responsible for the project. The money will be used for the ongoing task to make some of the twelve million specimens more available to researchers, teachers and the public.

Grant from Sten K Johnson's Foundation.

By digitising the specimens in 3D and increase the possibilities to gain access to them through virtual reality devices the museum collections will be more available to everyone.

”The grant will be used to buy equipment. Thousands of pictures are needed for each scanned specimen. Hopefully we can find a way to automate the process”, Giuseppe Bianco says.

The project is named ”Museum at your fingertips: Lund University Biological museum in virtual reality”. The grant will contribute to a new platform for 3D scanning, even for scanning the smallest of objects. The goal is to make them available and easily accessible online. The start will be the insects in the entomological collections.

Giuseppe Bianco’s project was one out of 57 projects in seven different categories that received grants from Sten K Johnson’s Foundation. Here you can read about the others.

Jan Olsson

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