Museum professionals often struggle with how to incorporate new technologies into their exhibition and education programs and practices. When do you adopt new technologies? When do you wait to make sure technologies are proven and stable? How do you justify spending money on technology when so many aspects of museum operations are under-funded? In this session, you will explore four case studies that show how the Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo have successfully incorporated 3D scanning and printing technologies without breaking the bank.


  • Susan Ades


  • Carolyn Thome
  • Briana White
  • Steve Sarro
  • Cody Coltharp