by Bernard K. Means, Director of the Virtual Curation Laboratory
Today’s animation is a miniature representing a drummer from the French 54th Line Regiment from the Napoleonic Wars. The 3D scanner did not completely record the drumsticks, due to their thinness and cylindrical shape. Virginia Commonwealth University undergraduate student Chelsea Miller brought this figurine to the Virtual Curation Laboratory from the Virginia War Memorial, where she is currently an intern. The figurine was scanned as part of an effort to digitally highlight part of the Virginia War Memorial’s collection, which includes an extensive collection of historic-period miniatures.