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Museum Aims To Be A Model For Making Collections Available Via 3D Printing

These models of Benjamin Harrison, the nation’s 23rd president, are available to print from the Presidential Site’s collection. The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site in Indianapolis was one of the first museums to offer free 3D printing of its art collection, all in an effort to make it more accessible to the public. It now hopes to be a model for other museums around the country. The New Century eCollection initiative – funded by the Lilly Endowment, a private philanthropic organization that supports religion, education and community – allows printing of its 2D and 3D artifacts totaling 10,000 pieces. All focus on Harrison, the 23rd president of the United States who was born in North Bend, Ohio; graduated from Miami University and University of Cincinnati’s law school; and made his home in Indiana. The museum partnered with Indiana University-Purdue University, IUPUI for the project. “This forward-looking initiative will open up […]

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