what will the museum of the future be like?
actually there are several ways to obtain 3D data, depending on the desired use of the data. It is true that it can be time consuming, but since museums are digitizing for preservation purposes, they better understand what more can be done with the data.
The system itself is not that expensive and will earn itself because of the encreased amount of visitors it attracks. We have several ideas how to make money with it, which, in these times of decreasing budgets, is very helpfull to the institutions!