3D digitisation of cultural relics opened up new applications and uses that were not possible or cost effective in the past. First, 3D rendering facilitates the continuous evaluation and analysis of the relics without touching the physical object itself, thus improving the safety of the already fragile relics. Secondly, the 3D renderings are very suitable to be included into interactive product presentations, manuals, journals, technical literature and sales brochures. Thirdly, it could improve and facilitate the dialogue between museums and other cultural sectors.see more