These days there are more repositories and files online. People like you and me are remaking our favorite characters to share online, and museums are sharing scans of historical artifacts.
I picked out a few that are mind-boggling in the way they bring history and science to life digitally.
- Explore the North frieze of the Parthenon from the British Museum, and learn about what was at the Parthenon in the History Research Center.
- Examine a fragum unedo from the Western Australian Museum, and figure out where they live on the Encyclopedia of Life.
- Skim the Rosetta Stone from the British Museum, and how it unlocked hieroglyphic writing for researchers on the Encyclopaedia Britannica.
- Create a TinkerCad account and check out the Shapes Menu for Smithsonian models of a triceratops skull and Carl Hall's boot from The Wiz.
Or you can check out some models closer to home. Helios Visions, a drone mapping service, has captured a few familiar Chicago institutions, like the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture and the United Center.