3D printing mingles with the past in Belgium’s oldest town

The Gallo-Romeins Museum, one of the most important archaeological museums in Europe, is currently holding a solo exhibition of Nick Ervinck. He is a rising star in the Belgian art world and the talent behind some truly spectacular works of 3D printed art, printed at Materialise. 

Last Friday night, I headed to Tongeren with Nick Ervinck’s project managers here at Materialise, and others on the prototyping and manufacturing team, to witness the opening of the exhibition. Although we had witnessed several of his works come off our printers over the years, there was something about seeing them set against archaeological relics that made the jaw-dropping creations more spectacular than ever. Here are some images from the exhibition and if you are in Belgium anytime before the 6th of January 2013, I highly recommend fitting in a visit to the Gallo-Romeins Museum to see The 9th Month yourself.

The exhibition, The 9th Month (De 9de Maand), includes several pieces 3D printed here at Materialise and runs from September 15th, 2012 – January 6th, 2013.

LUIZADO by Nick Ervinck

SIUMET by Nick Ervinck

NIKEYSWODA by Nick Ervinc

SNIBURTAD by Nick Ervinck

KOLENAT by Nick Ervinck

AGRIEBORZ by Nick Ervinck

A hidden little gem among ancient artifacts