Case Studies

The British Museum

2019

 

 

Products: Jesmonite AC730 and Jesmonite AC100

We’ve been on something of a journey, one might even say an Odyssey over the past 35 years, but it’s fair to say we never thought Jesmonite would warrant a place in the story of Greek mythology!

There can’t be many people who haven’t heard the stories about Odysseus, the Trojan Wars, Helen of Troy and Achilles, and now we are proud to be able to add Jesmonite to the list. How? Let us explain…

WHY JESMONITE?

Artists tell us they love using Jesmonite for a number of reasons, including:

Jesmonite is lightweight
Jesmonite is versatile
Jesmonite is environmentally-friendly
Jesmonite is fire resistant
One of the more recent projects has been the creation of statues of legendary Greek author Homer, famed for producing The Iliad and The Odyssey, as part of the Troy myth and reality exhibition at The British Museum.

INNOVATIVE AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING

They were created by ThinkSee3D a professional 3D making service widely used in the fields of heritage, education, art, research, medical education and science.

The ThinkSee3D team use traditional and more modern methods to produce thought-provoking physical and digital items by forever pushing the boundaries of exploration and creation.

ThinkSee3D works with Jesmonite as an alternative to resin and plastic for museum projects. The firm’s Steve Dey tells us why:

“We use Jesmonite quite a lot because it is safer to use and because we want to be more environmentally friendly.

“We use it in mould making, as a reinforcing material to our 3D printed works, often printing hollow to save cost, and like with Homer in our museum retail products.   

“We use it in our Antinous statues and several other products we have produced for the British Museum. Museums know it so it is safe in their environments and is non flammable, which is particularly important.

“We have also used Jesmonite AC730 stone and metal finishes to make exhibition pieces, or as coatings on 3D prints.”

We never stop learning about the number of innovative ways Jesmonite ends up being used by a customer, as demonstrated here. It’s often bought for one specific project but then is used in a plethora of ways once the end user sees its ease of use and chameleon-like qualities for projects of all sizes, from these small detailed statues to huge external cladding projects, such as the Westfield Whitford City redevelopment in Australia.

The well-known phrase ‘no job too big or too small’ really does apply to Jesmonite.

 

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