Sculpin Hat Replica
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
SCOPE OF WORK
Smithsonian Exhibits (SIE) partnered with the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) and the Tlingit people to create replicas of a Tlingit hat from NMNH’s collection. The project marks the first time that a traditional cultural object has been digitally restored and replicated and then dedicated as a sacred object by an indigenous community. You can read more about the project on SIE’s blog.
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Carolyn processed the original 3D scan files for online viewing.
Image of the final model courtesy of DPO.
Carolyn made digital repairs to the 3D model of the hat to prepare it for milling.
The completed replica restored to the clan. Images courtesy of NMNH.