Lighting the Darkness

The goal of the pilot project is to digitise a portion of the Nederlands Mijnmuseum lamp collection and in so doing clarify the stories about mining history and the evolution of mining lamps. Through 3D digitisation of the lamps, together with rich and engaging descriptions of the artifacts, we can also make the public aware of the importance of mining in the Netherlands– both for those who want to know more before or after their visit to the museum, as well as for people who are not able to visit in person.

This project ensures greater accessibility and participation outside the museum walls. With these 3D models on the web, we want to develop new and fresh perspectives on these cultural artifacts and offer new ways to experience them as well. With this project we want to reach existing and new audiences with a view to enrichment and education.