Representatives from Novacopy and Creaform will be in Cohen Memorial Hall on Tuesday, November 25, at 10 a.m. to create a three-dimensional scan of a rare Korean funerary statue that resided for nearly 45 years outside Payne Hall on the Peabody College campus. The sculpture currently stands outside the entrance to the Fine Arts Gallery while awaiting restorative care. The gallery will use the scan to record the sculpture pre-restoration and then archive it.
“The goal is to allow this scan to be the first of many 3D scans that will be accessible through DIMLI,” said Chris Strasbaugh, director of the department’s Visual Resources Center. “The scan could also be used to test 3D printers.”
Conservation efforts for the statue are led by the Office of the Dean of Peabody College, Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery, Asian Studies Program, Department of History of Art, Department of English, and the Vanderbilt Korean Alumni group.