It turns out there are indeed some 3D models in their archive, but it takes a bit of detective work to find them.
The Smithsonian this week announced the availability of 2.8M digital artifacts for download. Are there 3D models in the repository? We took a look.
It turns out the Smithsonian has a relatively large (for museums) library of downloadable 3D models for 3D printing. We’re trying one now.
The Smithsonian Institution is 3D printing life-size copies of Neil Armstrong.
An enormous, decades-long project is launched to 3D scan virtually all fossils and specimens stored at major museums.
A team from The Smithsonian and Autodesk are performing an intricate 3D scan of the actual Apollo 11 capsule.