Anthropology student's project brings artifacts to life


Beau Kromberg is creating a museum one you can visit without leaving home. The Wayne State master's student, currently studying anthropology, is creating a virtual museum to showcase the changes in medicine at the turn of the 20th century.

Kromberg uses photogrammetry to create virtual 3-D models of artifacts in the Gordon L. Grosscup Museum of Anthropology at Wayne State. Kromberg uses high-quality cameras, 3-D printers, laser scanners and special programs to create the 3-D images.

Many of the artifacts in the collection are from the excavation at Roosevelt Park and include a lot of old Parke-Davis items. Parke-Davis was, at one point, America's oldest and largest drug company.

"The artifacts really show the changes in attitudes toward medicine and health at the time," said Kromberg. He hopes to have the virtual museum up and running by the end of the summer and eventually hopes that similar virtual museums can be created in the future.


Check out some of his work:


Anthropology by Wayne State CLAS on Sketchfab


Written by Alexandra Leroux, Marketing and Communications Associate

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