Smithsonian unveils 3D scanning, printing initiative to take artifacts beyond museum walls

  • by: BRETT ZONGKER , Associated Press
  • Updated: November 13, 2013 - 1:15 PM

WASHINGTON — With most of its 137 million objects kept behind the scenes or in a faraway museum, the Smithsonian Institution is launching a new 3D scanning and printing initiative to make more of its massive collection accessible to schools, researchers and the public worldwide.

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