I first got into photogrammetry back in 2011 specifically to see if I could scan historical objects. My first scans were of very fragile wax teaching models from Mayo Clinic's Historical Unit, in Rochester, MN. Turn of the century, I think. They were mostly in boxes, a few on display. (Being southern MN they have a whole set on farming accidents. Seriously.)
Heart and Lung
by John Fino (tauricity)
I was so happy when Sketchfab started - trying to host my own 3d files on my website was a pain in the ass.
And honestly, though I presented my results at a conference in 2011, I did it mostly to see if I could do it - I started by making a homemade laser scanner, then tried an open-source structured light solution (both failed miserably). Finally I found photogrammetry and haven't looked back. Photogrammetry has gotten so very, very good in the past few years.
For the wax models I took a high-poly 123D catch model, retopo-ed it in Blender, then painted the images back on - I got a photorealistic model and at only a few thousand polys, it is viewable on any device. Suffice it to say, it was a ton of work.