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(2021-2022) Creating a Digital Museum of the History of Dentistry

Digital Humanities Seed Grant Project

Project Title: Creating a Digital Museum of the History of Dentistry at the College of Dentistry, NYU

Principal Investigator: Andrew Spielman, Professor of Molecular Pathobiology and Director, Rare Book Library and Historical Archives

Abstract: Imagine a digital museum where artifacts appear in virtual reality in three dimensions and can be manipulated for full inspection. The College of Dentistry is creating such a museum by 3D scanning and digitizing its artifacts using the services of the LaGuardia Studio for high resolution scanning and a novel 3D display software called Sketchfab, to manipulate objects in space. The current effort is one of the very few in the World to utilize such technology for museum artifacts.