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Museums to use 3D technology

Update: August, 22/2017 - 09:00
Wonders of technology: Museums in HCM City will use 3D technology for the Online Museum project to introduce Việt Nam’s history and culture to the world. VNS Photo Phương Mai
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — Museums in HCM City will use 3D technology as part of a project launched by the Youth Union’s Youth Centre of Science and Technology Development.

Young artists and software designers at the centre have completed an Online Museum that produces 3D images featuring objects, paintings, photos and documents stored by museums.   

The images, all of which are accompanied by sound and light effects, use real-time rendering technology to depict objects.

Touchscreens on computers and smartphones can be used to search for information and write feedback during real-time discussions.

The Online Museum not only helps people around the world learn more about Việt Nam but also assists local museums in recording information about their holdings.  

The Southern Women’s Museum and Historic Relics and the Củ Chi Tunnel Complex will begin using the Online Museum early next year and will also offer free wifi.

Trần Vĩnh Tuyến, deputy chairman of the city’s People’s Committee, said the Online Museum had received support from the city government and all museums would use the software in coming years.

“Around VNĐ21 billion (US$930,000) will be sent to expand the project,” he said.

Few museums in Việt Nam offer online showcases and exhibitions.

In 2013, the Museum of Hồ Chí Minh City organised an online showcase of historic objects of Buddhism, attracting thousands of foreign and domestic visitors. But no museum has offered similar online services since that time.

The city’s Hồ Chí Minh Museum welcomes more than 800 visitors each day, including around 100 foreigners.

Visitors can view many documentaries and images about the late President Hồ Chí Minh.

“Visitors can learn more about his life and career, particularly about the great contributions he made to the country and people,” Nguyễn Thị Hoa Xinh, the museum’s director, said.  

“Online Museum will help us organise online showcases and exhibitions with different themes to provide visitors more choices,” she added. — VNS





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