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3D models of Horniman objects

For the past few months, we've been 3D scanning objects from our collections and elements of our building's architecture. Today we are introducing these 3D models on Sketchfab, a website for displaying and sharing 3D content online.

The 3D scanned objects come from across our internationally important collections of anthropology, natural history, and musical instruments.

We've worked with a volunteer, Thomas Flynn, to scan the objects from our collections and some architectural elements from our building. Objects - some of which can be seen below - include the Horniman's model of a Dodo, a large taxidermy eagle, an ornate communal pipe and the Horniman's iconic clocktower. More will be added over the coming weeks.

We believe our collections and the stories they tell are hugely inspiring, and we've seen how artists and more have responded to them over the years. We hope these 3D models of our collections will continue to inspire a whole new generation of makers in exciting ways, and are looking forward to seeing what they create.


Taxidermy Eagle by hornimanmuseum on Sketchfab

Meerschaum Pipe For Five Smokers by hornimanmuseum on Sketchfab

The Horniman Clocktower (3/4 Scan) by hornimanmuseum on Sketchfab


The 3D models are available to download from Sketchfab and can be used by 3D designers and enthusiasts for non-commercial projects. To see the full range of models, visit Sketchfab.