MRR members have managed firsthand major traveling exhibitions of recovered shipwreck artifacts throughout the Unites States. Future plans for exhibition include a virtual museum, an extensive online database, the development of educational programs, and traveling exhibitions. These plans will ultimately enhance the cultural and intrinsic value of the artifacts recovered.
With today’s technologically advanced camera and software abilities, it is possible to capture 3-D imagery of artifacts. MRR strives to keep up with advancements in modern 3-D scanning and modeling to help with future peer review and academic study, as well as to move toward creating a more extensive virtual database and online virtual museum. Not only will 3-D modeling enable the ongoing study of artifacts, it will allow academic institutions and shipwreck enthusiasts to print replicas of artifacts from standard 3-D printers.