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Exploring 3D on Europeana with Sketchfab

Europeana Foundation

We're excited to announce a new way to explore cultural heritage in 3D on Europeana Collections using Sketchfab.

3D is a growing and exciting new way to discover cultural heritage online. Europeana Collections aims to continue to innovate to provide you with direct access to cultural heritage whenever possible. With some of our cultural heritage partners sharing 3D models on Sketchfab, we have begun to embed these directly on Europeana Collections.

One such provider is The Discovery Programme, who aim to explore Ireland’s past and cultural heritage by conducting advanced research in Irish archaeology and related disciplines as part of the 3D Icons project. Europeana Collections feature their 3D models of iconic and internationally important monuments and buildings in Ireland, including those below: the island monastery of Skellig Michael and the passage tomb Newgrange.

Newgrange, Co. Meath
by The Discovery Programme
on Sketchfab

With a community of over half a million creators contributing over a million scenes, Sketchfab is the world’s largest platform to publish, share and discover 3D content online and in VR. Sketchfab partner with more than 500 museums and cultural institutions worldwide, supporting museums and cultural institutions with free accounts and access to tools.

By Adrian Murphy, Europeana Foundation

Ireland 3D Europeana Collections Behind the scenes