Dubai’s Expo 2020 was set to open October 2020 but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the opening date has been rescheduled to sometime between October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.
With many exciting events to take place at Expo 2020, one in particular will interest all the art’s history lovers
Michelangelo’s famous Renaissance sculpture from the early 1500’s is currently being digitized from the original at the Galleria della Accademia. The process took approximately 40 hours of scanning the sculpture to eventually create a three-dimensional digital replica.
The twin sculpture of David is being created for Dubai’s Expo 2020
The process will take months to complete
After scanning the statue, the process to turn the digital model into marble will likely take months to complete. The digitalization process is being managed by the Civic and Environmental Engineering department at the University of Florence, along with the Swedish technology company Hexagon AB. The Italian symbol of beauty, David, will hopefully be seen at Expo 2020 when it opens.