Studio Maaike Roozenburg, Delft University of Technology, the AR Lab and the Royal Academy of Art worked tightly together to reconstruct and augment 17th-century artwork: delicate porcelain teacups and fragile glasses, hosted by the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam.
Normally, such delicate pieces of art are placed inside glass cases, prohibiting people to interact with them. The aim of the project was to create “Smart replicas” of those objects and allow visitors to connect with them, by touching them and feeling the traces of time on their surfaces.
A medical CT scanner was used to build exact 3-D models of the objects, which were afterwards printed with a 3D printer. Thus can visitors feel free to touch the objects and feel their texture. By using Junaio, they can also visualize decorations from the original objects and learn more about their history.