How could 3D printing benefit art entrepreneurship and access to culture for all?

Why are 3D design and printing important for cultural accessibility of museum and art gallery collections? How could we use them for decentralised production of museum artefacts and replicas of artworks? Or for art entrepreneurship and for printing out 3D replicas of cultural artefacts?

Those are the questions on the focus of our international project – “CURABILITY – Cultural Accessibility” (2021-1-ES01-KA220-ADU-000030420).

As part of it, we developed a series of learning resources on the topics of 3D Design & Printing and their application within cultural organisations for improving accessibility of cultural heritage for people with disabilities. You can find them on the project website at

But if you like to enrich your knowledge on the topic, we created an additional module – “Benefits of 3D printing for art entrepreneurship & for decentralised production”

There, you can find practical tips and other useful information about:

  • Examples of using 3D printing for decentralised production of cultural artefacts and museum exhibits.
  • Examples of free online libraries, from where artists, museums and art galleries can download 3D printing models.
  • Helpful tutorials and other resources about how to use 3D printing for art entrepreneurship & decentralised production of cultural artefacts.
  • A step-by-step guide on how to put the things in practice.

As well as:

  • Self-assessment questions about the benefits and potential use of the 3D replica of cultural artefacts and museum exhibits.
  • Practical exercises to test your knowledge.

The project “CURABILITY – Cultural Accessibility” (2021-1-ES01-KA220-ADU-000030420) is funded by the Erasmus + Programme of the EU, through the Spanish National Agency.





This project has been co-funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.