Anyone who has used Google’s 3D Warehouse to print elements of Beijing’s Forbidden City, aka the Palace Museum, will be excited to hear this. Loughborough University doctoral student Fangjin Zhang will be using 3D design and printing technology to bring thousands of ancient artefacts back to life.
After a few years of research into the implications of CAD and 3D printing for archaeological restoration. Now Chinese officials have asked her and her team to restore several specific items from the Palace. Let’s hope against hope that some of these end up on Thingiverse!
See original here: Rebuilding The Forbidden City, Sorta