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New CODARTfeature: 3D Printing Works of Art – An Opportunity or Nightmare for Curators?

A new feature has been published on the CODART website. In recent years, 3D printing works of art has become increasingly popular. But this technology raises new questions. How desirable is it to exhibit 3D prints in museums and galleries? How does this change the visitor’s experience? Should we display replicas if all we really want is to see the original? In this feature, Liselore Tissen (PhD candidate at Leiden University and Delft University of Technology) shares her views on the use of 3D prints in museums.

“In an increasingly digitized world, reproductions are omnipresent. An image of any work of art can be retrieved in an instant and digital visits to museums will become increasingly common, given the investments of the Dutch government. (…)” Continue reading…


Published monthly, features provide information on new curatorial developments, current projects, collections of Dutch and Flemish art in museums worldwide, as well as insight into the work of the museum curator.

Last month’s feature was Drawn to Life – Master Drawings from the Peck Collection by Robert Fucci. To browse all features, visit