The Oakeshott Institute is excited to announce the next step in our Historical Sword Documentation Project.
Our 3D Modeling Project
Our mission to collect and disseminate information on artifacts progresses into the realm of 3d modeling.
Starting with the items in our care we will catalog these pieces and provide contextual materials. This will allow scholars and enthusiast to experience these items in ways that have not been possible in the past, even with the item in hand.
The basic models will be open to all with supporting information, articles and additional images. Some of these will be accessible via a fundraising platform to support this work and expand our project to include other collections and pieces.
Our plans are to offer this service to collectors and institutions alike, increasing the breadth and quality of knowledge of these objects in context for all. The project is one we foresee as ongoing for sometime to come.
Please let others know about our project, if you see it as having value for their interests. We welcome support for our efforts. We think this is an exciting addition to the scholarship of arms and armor, one that provides new insight and a great deal of promise to further our mission.
First official model launch Oct 1st mid day central US time.