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'Prtlnd Vase' (2012) by Michael Eden, New Walk Museum

History and heritage are constantly being revisited and reinvented. In this case, an artist has created a 3D replica (of sorts) of the Portland Vase in the British Museum. But Michael Eden didn’t get to handle the original. He did a google image search for photos of the vase and then used that to build a digital model of the original.

It’s shown at New Walk Museum in Leicester alongside a more ‘accurate’ replica. I think I prefer the angular version from the 3D printer, though.

Earlier Event: May 7
Mosaic floor, Lisbon