Hidden museum objects

Finnish museums currently hold a range of archaeological objects from the Middle East in storage that for decades already remain inaccessible to the public and academic community and hence are underused and -studied. These objects can be put to good use for educating people on the Middle East’s ancient history but also its more recent colonial development and the way Western countries have claimed ownership over Middle Eastern heritage.

By using digital photogrammetry and sharp images produced by focus stacking, we created detailed, high-level 3D models, which serve both the needs of research and education.

After the project, the 3D models and the related metadata are freely available with the CC0 license at the research data storage service IDA.