Designer Maaike Roozenburg's 'Smart Replicas' project aims to use new technologies to make objects more accessible and interactive.

In order to make fragile museum objects more accessible so visitors can interact with them and learn more about them, designer Maaike Roozenburg created the ‘Smart Replicas‘ project. The aim is to examine how 3D prototyping can be used to replicate historical items and how augmented reality can be used to enrich them with information. Roozenburg told Design.nl that only a small percentage of a museum’s items are usually on display:

They are presented in small glass cabinets with tiny pieces of card giving a visitor minimal information. It is such a pity because these objects were not made to be shown in a museum, but to be used.

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