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Press conference with Mount Rushmore, CyArk and the Culture Minister of the Scottish Government: 3 July

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A special press conference with anticipated international circulation will be held to announce the development of a ground-breaking partnership with CyArk – a US-based non-profit organization that pioneered the digital preservation (3-dimensional laser scanning, modeling and archiving) of world heritage sites and monuments, - and the Culture Minister of the Scottish Government. The partnership’s task is the 3D digital recording of Mount Rushmore National Memorial and will provide for the first time, a visual documentation of this internationally important memorial in South Dakota. The scanning project will be led by CyArk with critical technical and logistical support through Historic Scotland – Scotland’s heritage agency and its partner, Glasgow School
of Art – who will work with the National Park Service at Mount Rushmore and devise a
scanning timetable. The partnership will be joined locally by RESPEC Engineering, Wyss and Associates and the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

Participating press and media must contact Amy Bracewell at 605-574-3114 for temporary press conference parking clearance.
When: Friday, July 3, 2009, at 11:00 a.m.
What: Announcement of a developing partnership and project to 3-dimensionally laser
scan, model and archive Mount Rushmore National Memorial.
Where: The Sculptor’s Studio
**This media event will be conducted under strict control over temporary parking due to the multiple on-going events at the Memorial.**

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