The Khronos Organization is a consortium creating open interoperability standards to foster cross-platform development. Their roots are in OpenGL, so graphics will always hold a special place in the organization’s growing list of interests. Khronos has recently announced a collaboration with the Smithsonian on the Open Access Initiative, which will open the floodgates to new content and easier content creation. First off, the Smithsonian is releasing 2.8 million 2D images and 3D models, which are going to make a wealth of new content available to artists, educators, students, and graphics professionals through the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) open source licensing option. For the 3D content, the Smithsonian has adopted Khronos’ glTF format. Now, anyone can access 3D models from the Smithsonian collection and view them in a browser through WebGL, on their machines using Windows, PowerPoint, with third party viewers for Mac PCs and mobile devices. The Smithsonian has developed its own glTV pipeline and viewing tools, but with this agreement, the Smithsonian and Khronos will build more extensible toolset; so as improvements come to glTF, the Smithsonian will be able to take advantag...