The present research is an exploratory study about medium-range 3D-scanning technologies for architectural applications. Its purpose was to gather information that will subside the future acquisition of a 3D-scanning equipment for the Laboratory for Automation and Prototyping for Architecture and Construction, LAPAC, at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP). In order to test some of these technologies, some experiments were carried out. Museum sculptures were digitized and the results were 3D-printed. Preliminary results show that accurate technologies are still very expensive, but there are some alternative, more accessible technologies, based on photogrammetry, which can lead to fairly good results.