Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

6466

Date

2019

Date of Award

7-25-2019

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Major

Art History

Concentration

Museum Practices

Committee Chair

Leslie L. Luebbers

Committee Member

Patricia Victoria Podzorski

Committee Member

Virginia Soloman

Abstract

Museums have long been regarded as sacred spaces, housing a plethora of objects intended to be admires and contemplated upon, but too often they remain physically unreachable. This thesis project seeks to use the process of additive manufacturing, commonly known as 3D printing, to allow visitors to establish a more personal connection with museum items. The exhibit facilitated interaction between the Technology Sandbox and library visitors. This process included selecting items from the collection of the Art Museum of the University of Memphis, digitizing and printing items using the technology available in the Ned R. McWherter Library Technology Sandbox, creating and installing the exhibit using the genuine and replicated items in the rotunda of the library. Additionally, the paper portion of this thesis project documents the project methodology and details the importance of 3D printing in museum settings.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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