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Baskets 2 Bytes: Indigenous California Heritage Preservation

Discussions with members of the California Indian Basketweavers’ Association (CIBA) confirmed the value of producing 3D digital images of traditional baskets in museum collections that can be shared back with communities of origin, thus making currently inaccessible basket-weaving techniques and designs on curated baskets available to contemporary basket weavers. Digital Heritage preservation techniques can restore access to the baskets and related materials to the communities that created them. The project will focus on the creation of 3D visual scans of the baskets in some of these collections. This project is in its second year of support. 



Cristyna Galarza 

Manuel Dueñas  

Scott Nicolay