All 3D models on this website are scans of objects from the Usher Gallery and The Collection in Lincoln.

The project started in 2012, when Ashley Gallant from the Collection invited the artist Oliver Laric to propose an idea for the Contemporary Art Society’s Annual Award for museums.

The Contemporary Art Society Annual Award supports a UK museum to work with an artist of their choice to commission a new work that, once completed, will remain within the museum’s permanent collection. One of the most prestigious contemporary art prizes in the country, the award enables the winning museum to acquire an ambitious work of national importance.

Laric’s proposal to 3D scan and subsequently publish all data for free was chosen as the winning project.

The project aims at making the collection available to an audience outside of its geographic proximity and to treat the objects as starting points for new works. All models can be downloaded and used without copyright restrictions.

If you happen to find any of these models useful, please do let us know, we would be curious to know about it: Please email us here using the subject line ’3D Scans’

This project has been made possible due to the kind support of:

The Sfumato Foundation
The Collection
Arts Council England



How do I download the file?
You can download the file by pressing the download button below the image.

How do I view the file?
The STL files may not open on your computer at first, we would recommend using freeware and the software below to view these files, such as Blender or GLC player.

You can also view on smart phones using the below apps
Download the app onto your smartphone, email yourself the STL file as an attachment.
Open the email and select the attachment-this will give you the option to view it within the app.

How do I edit the file?
To edit this type of file you can download and utilise a number of freeware programmes. These include:

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