Mid-Pacific students use 3-D digital scanning to preserve history

Mid-Pacific Insitute students are working together to preserve a part of Hawaii’s culture and history.

As part of their historical preservation course, some of the school’s juniors and seniors did a 3-D digital scan of Iolani Palace’s coronation pavilion Tuesday

The scan will help future generations be able to reconstruct the pavilion if it’s ever destroyed.

Institute president Paul Turnbull said “the real purpose of the class is to bring students in the community to learn history that is relevant to them, but more importantly, history they can carry forward into the future.”

The students also had the chance to scan other cultural relics around town, including a 1966 replica of the first printing press, a Dauntless dive bomber and an ancient Hawaiian canoe.

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