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Joe Conrad

3D Specialist

Joe Conrad joined the Smithsonian in 2017 as a 3D scanning and modeling specialist after spending his career in the private industry. Joe is well-versed in 3D scanning and processing data from a wide range of objects including airplanes, artwork, fossils, people, buildings, and everything in-between.

Megan Dattoria

3D Specialist

Borne of polygons and fire, Meg joined the Smithsonian with a background in 3D modeling and traditional metalsmithing. After receiving her degree in Interdisciplinary Object Design from Towson University in 2012, she started with Smithsonian Exhibits (formerly the Office of Exhibits Central) making models and artifact mounts for exhibits.

Max Anderson

3D Specialist

Max Anderson is from Texas. He has a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art, where he focused on performance studies, digital fabrication, and painting. At the DPO, Max is mostly concerned with consolidating raw data in to finished 3D models, and web-based applications. He lives in Baltimore, where he makes 3D animations and tries to do things with words.

Bell X-1 in 3D

By The National Air and Space Museum on Thu, 06/18/2015 - 12:52

In April, the Smithsonian X 3D team pointed their lasers and scanners at the Bell X-1, the same iconic aircraft that shot Capt.

Coming Soon: Discovery 3D!

By Dr. Valerie Neal, Chair of the Space History Department, National Air & Space Museum on Wed, 04/01/2015 - 13:15

Every week or two we see news of another museum digitizing its collection and making it accessible online.

3D Scanning: The 21st-Century Equivalent to a 19th Century Process

By Karen Lemmey, Sculpture Curator, Smithsonian American Art Museum on Fri, 03/27/2015 - 13:52

Karen Lemmey, American Art's sculpture curator is organizing an installation that will include Hiram Power's Greek Slave, one of the most popular sculptures of the 19th century

Smithsonian X 3D: How a 167-year-old Museum Leverages 3D Technology

By Günter Waibel, Director, Digitization Program Office, OCIO on Tue, 01/27/2015 - 12:06

Smithsonian X 3D brings museum collections to homes and classrooms by applying cutting-edge 3D technology to one-of-a-kind objects such as the 1903 Wright Flyer, Lincoln’s Life Masks, a 150