National Maritime Museum adds 3D models to collection

Posted on 05th May 2014

A new partnership between the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth and Le Port-Musée in Britanny has seen a number of 3D models added to both museum’s collections.

Visitors staying in the number of popular Cornwall coastal cottages in and around the south of the county will now be able to see a number of 3D models of key boats from Cornwall’s rich maritime history at the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth.

The Laser Scanning Maritime project, which was created as a result of a £49,000 European fund, means that both museums can now show-off 3D models of boats from years gone by, which previously had no information or photographs.

Andy Wyke, boat collection manager at the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth, said, “The project was conceived out of a need to satisfy a lack of 3D digital recording and documentation for maritime heritage preservation, specifically boats for which there were either no plans or a lack of recorded information.”

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