Museum 3D Scanning Services

Museum 3D Scanning Services  Digitising Collections For Multiple Applications 

Museum 3D scanning is quickly becoming a key tool for museums around the world. Early adopters of this amazing new technology, such as the Smithsonian Museum, the British Museum and the D’Arcy Thompson Museum, already use museum 3D scanning services to great effect. Some of the very latest 3D scanners are highly mobile and use a none-contact technology. Hence, they are ideal for a wide variety of museum and conservation applications.

Superscan 3D use one of the worlds most powerful mobile 3D scanning devices. This high-end none-contact scanning system enables precise measurement and capture of 3D objects, with a resolution accuracy of up to 0.5mm. These particular systems were originally developed for aerospace applications, hence they are calibrated for consistent 3D scan accuracy.


Museum 3d scanning - Dinosaur


Over the next decade, it is anticipated that huge 3D digital libraries of rare artefacts and specimens will be created and shared over the internet. We have entered a new and exciting age of interactive conservation and research, which will undoubtedly benefit future generations.

Our comprehensive range of museum 3D scanning services provide conservation experts with the 3D tools they need. The Smithsonian Museum are apparently already using the same 3D scanning technology to create ‘3D Digital Archives’ of all 137 million objects! More.. 

Superscan 3D provide museum 3D scanning services that travel to your location. Working closely with ‘Conservators’ and conservation professionals, we are used to scanning rare and fragile artefacts and objects. We operate a zero-contact policy where possible, thus minimising the risk of any damage. Careful pre-scan planning and preparation is always essential. Hence we have worked with many different clients over the years, and take great care and pride in our conservation work.


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Great Minds Think Alike!

Factum Arte are a company based in Madrid who have played an important role in bridging new technologies in the conservation of cultural heritage and contemporary art. Using various forms of high-definition 3D scanners, they have also been able to digitally record a number of endangered sites and objects of cultural importance. This has been done in conjunction with the Factum Foundation for Digital Technology in Conservation, which seeks to promote the use of non-contact 3D scanners to record museum collections and historic monuments, especially in areas where they are at risk.

In addition to recording objects, they also use the digital data to create an exact facsimile of objects. In 2014, they completed the installation of an exact facsimile of the tomb of Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, near Howard Carter’s house. The facsimile, and its proximity to the original tomb, is intended to provoke a debate about preservation. FA’s Director, Adam Lowe, said: “The tomb of Tutankhamun was built to last for eternity, and wasn’t built to be visited”.[8]

Over the years, Factum Arte have worked with institutions such as the British Museum in London, the Musée du Louvre in Paris, the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, the Museo del Prado in Madrid, and the Supreme Council of Antiquities in Egypt.

Superscan 3D also specialise in cultural heritage conservation and fine art sculpture. We work with many well known contemporary artist and conservation professionals. We are experienced at creating technically difficult and innovative works of art, as well as producing high detail replicas for conservation applications.  


To find out more call (01296) 713848