Press Release              Event Date:  February 11, 2019


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Preserving Cultural Heritage Through 3D Digitization


On Monday, February 11, the NM Historical Society will welcome Jeanine Wine who will present the Preserving Cultural Heritage through 3D Digitization program. The program will be held in the Assembly Room at Timbercrest Retirement Center, 2201 East Street, at 6:30 p.m.  It is open to the public at no cost and will be enjoyable for audiences of all ages. 


Many institutions are currently digitizing unique collections as part of a new preservation process for artifacts. The IUPUI University Library Center for Digital Scholarship has teamed with Manchester University’s archives to scan objects from Manchester’s ethnographic art collection. Manchester alumni and friends, who served the international community, primarily within the continents of Africa and Asia, donated these art objects. Archivist, Jeanine Wine, has been working with IUPUI University Library staff and MU students to digitally preserve these irreplaceable artifacts.


Jeanine Wine has been archivist for the Manchester University Archives and Peace Studies Church of the Brethren Collection since 2006. She is a 1976 graduate of Manchester College and holds two Master’s in the areas of Psychology and Divinity from Millersville University and Bethany Theological Seminary, respectively. Jeanine returned to her alma mater after serving as Secretary/Office Manager of the Conservation Department at The Art Institute of Chicago for 16 years. 


Wine will describe the scanning process and will demonstrate how cultural heritage can be preserved through 3D printing and the online use of 3D digital files. Learn about any obstacles digital preservers had to overcome, procedures that were established, and any ramifications of this growing technique. Digitization of cultural heritage is crucial in preserving, restoring and publishing information on appreciated cultures through up-to-date technologies, but it also creates excellent educational materials for future generations.


 All are welcome to attend this program and learn about preserving history through new technology.