Getting touchable museum objects into schools

In museums across Europe are collections of blueprints which could be used to 3D print copies of historical artefacts. It is the aim of museofabber to open up access to these archives, so educational establishments can 3D print touchable pieces of history for their students.

Being able to hold things in your hand, rather than look at them behind a screen, can bring a whole new experience of history – it feels so much closer. There are still questions around authenticity, and framing, but this is an interesting way for museums to reach out far beyond their walls.

via Museofabber wants to help UK schools 3D print artefacts from Europe’s museums (Wired UK).