Digital preservation is the process of digitizing artworks and artifacts. Digital preservation allows museums to document and classify artworks and artifacts into catalogues and databases, and easily share digital copies to researchers for studying and analysis. It also comes in handy for restoration work and archiving for future generations incase of irreversible damage. Digital preservation has greatly benefitted from 3D scanning as it has greatly increased the speed and quality at which artwork and artifacts are digitized. Current 3D scanners capture complex geometries and shapes with high-resolution texture data in minutes.