Last year around this time, I reported on a Kickstarter project by Cosmo Wenman, who is making 3D models of ancient Hellenic and Roman sculptures and releasing those models into the public domain so anyone with access to a 3D printer can print them. No copyright, no charge, just to preserve the classics, and to enrich the lives of our children. Unfortunately, the Kickstarter wasn't a huge success, but Wenman hasn't given up on his project. In fact, he has just published another 3D capture from the Skulpturhalle where he is currently working: Athena of Velletri. You can see photos and download the model at Thingiverse.

on February 3, 2014, LACMA (the Los Angeles County Museum of Art) hired Wenman to give their new Art + Technology Lab its very first presentation. It was a private presentation to approximately fifty of LACMA’s staff, including curators, asset managers, and fundraisers. The topic was 3D printing, 3D capture, and opportunities for museums to use these new technologies to bring art to a wider audience. An online online adaptation of the presentation was published here. According to Wenman:

"There were a few raised eyebrows when it came to the topics of copyright and public domain, but it went well overall. Reactions ranged from positive and enthusiastic to–and I quote–”this is bullshit.” So I must be doing something right."

If you would like to support Wenman's work, please go here and/or spread the word.