Postgraduate Research Archaeology Symposium

Peter Brugger (2016)

Keywords: Museum, Archaeology, 3D print, object handling


This presentation shall consider the ability of 3D printed model replicas to prove complimentary in the interpretation of archaeological artefacts exhibited that are exhibited in a museum context.

For this we shall consider two questions: Would the museum replication of archaeology in order to allow for handling purposes prove an interpretive benefit? How can this interpretive addition be facilitated by 3D printed models?

With reference to recently collected original data, as well as contemporary case material, we shall see that these questions are not easily answered.