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Museum at your fingertips: Lund University Biological Museum in Virtual Reality

Last week, the 3D Lab and the Biological Museum received 200 000 kr from Sten K Johnsons to buy new 3D digitalisation and visualisation tools.
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We are living in the middle of a digital revolution where information is shared online and virtual reality is silently entering our houses. Lund University Biological Museum has an astonishing collection of 12 millions of specimens collected in the course of the last three centuries. The aim of this project is to unlock the access of the biological archives to researchers, educators and the public using modern 3D digitization methods and engage the final users with new virtual reality devices.

- We will use the money to implement a new platform for color-calibrated 3D-scanning of small specimens. To start with, we will focus on the entomological collection, says Giuseppe Bianco, responsible for the application.

- For one specimen, thousands of images will be required, so we will hopefully be able to develop an automatic setup to take care of this.

This project was one out of 57 that received grants from Sten K Johnsons's Foundation this year. Read more HERE!

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