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Thursday, November 11 • 9:30am - 10:30am
3D Printing for Museums and Conservation Concerns at The Henry Ford

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Three-dimensional (3D) printing has been an available manufacturing technology since the 1980s. The technology has become readily accessible for museums and institutions. It is also a concerning process from a conservation and collection management standpoint based on its degradation and possibility of off-gassing. The presentation will cover a brief introduction to 3D printing, its type of materials, and the alternative methods to 3D printing. There will be a range of case examples that relate to outside collaborations, conservation treatments, new acquisitions, and enhancing visitor experience. The session will conclude with ethical considerations on 3D printed replicas and the replacement of original parts.

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Cuong Nguyen

Conservator, Conservation Dept., The Henry Ford
Cuong T. Nguyen is a conservator at The Henry Ford in care of the transportation, industrial & design, communications & information technology artifacts. He received his MA Principles of Conservation and MSC Conservation for Archaeology and Museums from the Institute of Archaeology... Read More →

Thursday November 11, 2021 9:30am - 10:30am EST
Revs Institute - Main

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