The answer to let the museum “fire” for another 100 years has been found

On December 15, the second "Culture + Technology" International Forum co-sponsored by the Palace Museum and Tencent opened in Shenzhen. Many museums, cultural and cultural institutions, universities and technology companies around the world jointly discussed what technology can bring to the cultural field. Influence and change.

In Notre Dame de Paris, the digital architectural modeling team built a "virtual twin" version of Notre Dame de Paris, pioneering a new study of multi-field integration; in Shenzhen, with the help of AR technology to restore some scenes of the Forbidden City, you can also Enjoy "the happiness of the emperor."

With the blessing of digital technology, museum exhibitions have become cooler and more fun.

The museum can be so fun

More than 50 experts and scholars gathered to share interesting exploration stories one after another in this forum. Culture and technology are merging in a different attitude.

Rebuild a Notre Dame de Paris

Two years ago, the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris caused a fire that caused its spire to collapse. After the fire, Ubisoft announced that it would give away "Assassin's Creed: Unity" for free, allowing people to see the elegance of this treasure of human civilization in the virtual game world.

Now the digital version of Notre Dame is really coming.

Livio de Lucca, head of digital architectural modeling at Notre Dame de Paris, said on the forum that they, together with architects, programmers, and scholars, have created a "virtual twin" Notre Dame de Paris.

The staff of the digital modeling team used various equipment to identify the building materials, coupled with the micro-aircraft along the damaged dome of the church and other locations, and continuously took extremely high-precision photos, and the 3D laser sensor on the aircraft recorded structural information. Finally, based on this information, programmers build a virtual Notre Dame de Paris based on a cloud network replica.

From materials, spatial structures, and even people's behaviors after the fire, with the help of computational models and digital technology, the digital building modeling team is not only establishing a virtual Notre Dame Cathedral model, but also establishing an innovative research method oriented to the integration of multiple fields.

The virtual twin of Notre Dame can not only be used as a reference during the actual restoration process to speed up the repair, at the same time Lucca also said that the complete data of the virtual Notre Dame will be released. In the near future, people may really be able to use VR to experience Paris at home. The charm of Notre Dame, even download 3D models.

Take a boat trip on the river to admire the south of the Yangtze River

The Yangzhou China Grand Canal Museum, which only officially opened in June this year, displayed its newness with an exhibition "A Boat on the Canal", while also breaking through the boundaries of museum experience.

It is large, and it has constructed people's first impression of the exhibition "A Boat on the Canal". The exhibition hall covers an area of ​​865 square meters.

The first thing you see when you enter the exhibition hall is the exquisite ship models. They are arranged in order according to the development of the dynasty, from small fishing boats and passenger ships to the complexity and magnificence of official ships and watercraft ships. This is undoubtedly the favorite of ship model enthusiasts. Happy Paradise".

Going forward, a Sha spaceship that was completely re-enacted according to historical data 1:1 came oncoming. This civil ship of the Kangxi period was 20 meters long. The cabin, board and interior are all available. When you enter the cabin, you can look like The ancients generally relax and appreciate paintings.

Walking out of the cabin and coming to the Chuanban area, the most magical scene of the entire exhibition came. Looking around, the beautiful scenery of Xixing Ancient Town, Beiguan Night Market, Wanwan Wharf, and Hangzhou in the south of the Yangtze River seemed to be really right in front of you.

In fact, the museum rigorously screens and restores according to historical data. In the super large exhibition hall space, 25 high-quality projectors are used to shape a virtual Jiangnan world. The way people contact the museum has been changed, and the culture contained in the cultural relics has also been changed. To pass this to everyone who visits the exhibition.

Protect that peacock

Nobuhiko Kitano, a restoration expert from Ryukoku University in Japan, shared their story of using digital technology to restore the Tangmen, the national treasure of Hongan Temple.

▲The gorgeous wood carvings on Tangmen

Tangmen is equipped with multiple levels of intricate, colorful wood carvings, including peacocks, unicorns and other beasts, and even inscribed stories with Chinese history such as Xu You, Chaofu, Zhang Liang and Huang Shigong.

During the restoration, Kitano Nobuhiko and the restoration team took high-definition photos for Tangmen, took three-dimensional measurements of the sculptures when they were removed, and made a three-dimensional copy based on the data, which is conducive to observing the sculptures and facilitating later coloring and restoration. .

▲A copy of the unicorn sculpture

On the other hand, the engraved copy can also be used as an exhibit. It can be exhibited in other areas. Kitano Nobuhiko made a carved copy of the phoenix frieze window when he was restoring Zuigan Temple and donated it to the temple as part of the content of tourists visiting the temple. one.

With the help of digital technology, not only can cultural relics be repaired more conveniently, but copies of them can also shine for people to understand and feel the culture.

You can watch the exhibition without going out

The Forbidden City and Tencent have explored another way of collecting and exhibiting cultural relics. The two sides have cooperated to launch a small program-Digital Forbidden City, which is very localized.

This is a mobile exhibition hall. Through the use of AI, VR and other technical means, you can enjoy the "Zhu Zhanji Three Rats Flower Roll" on your mobile phone, watch the blue jade dragon button, and even connect different dynasties with patterns or colors. Come to a customized themed exhibition for you with cultural relics of different categories.

▲Swipe to observe the details of cultural relics

At the same time, the Mini Program of the Forbidden City is also a manual for visiting the Forbidden City. It not only provides offline ticket booking, route guidance, but also the latest special exhibition information, which saves time, effort and convenience.

In addition, a number of cloud viewing exhibitions have been launched on the digital Forbidden City Mini Program, such as "Dun Xing Guo Yuan: The Forbidden City Dunhuang Special Exhibition". With the help of digital technology, various cultural relics are unfolded like a picture scroll.

▲Browse multiple exhibition halls

The exhibition does not remain in the virtual cultural relics. Based on the panoramic photography technology, you can also enter the virtual exhibition hall, watch the museum collections up close, and visit the online digital exhibition halls such as Wenhua Hall, Xiyanchi Building and Wuying Hall.

Through the digital Forbidden City Mini Program, people can learn about cultural relics online conveniently and quickly, and offline tours are well-documented. The Mini Program has become a bridge between people and the Forbidden City Museum, connecting culture and love.

Create a dream for you

In addition to the forum, many institutions around the world have tried to use digital immersion exhibitions to change the way people interact with museums and other cultural institutions. They have used colorful colors and spatial audio technology to create bizarre dreams for visitors.

Immerse yourself in the world of Van Gogh

The Paris Digital Art Museum (L'Atelier des Lumières) is undoubtedly a pioneering exploration institution in the digital immersion exhibition. This art gallery converted from an old steel foundry has an exhibition space of over 1,500 square meters and is equipped with a large number of digital projectors. And speakers to build an immersive experience.

▲Picture from: gianfranco-iannuzzi

"Van Gogh: Starry Night" is one of the most well-known exhibitions of the Paris Digital Art Museum. The charm of the exhibition is derived from Van Gogh's paintings, but it is not limited to the original paintings. Under the projection of dozens of projectors, the entire exhibition hall constitutes a closed The huge, huge world envelops people.

The rotating galaxy, the flowing halo, a sailing vessel is faintly floating, "Starry Night", "Sunflower", here Van Gogh's paintings are no longer static, the colors flow like a river, full of tension The picture seems to pull people into the world of Van Gogh's paintings.

▲Picture from: gianfranco-iannuzzi

Unconsciously, emotions are driven by this dreamlike world, sometimes agitated, sometimes enthusiastic, and sometimes quiet.

Dreaming about Japan

When it comes to Japan, Ukiyo-e is an unavoidable topic. Painters use rich colors to describe the lives of the people of Japan in the Edo period.

Visual creative studio Danny Rose and French art agency Culturespaces used Ukiyo-e as the basis to build a special exhibition at the Paris Digital Art Museum-"Dream of Japan: Reflections of a Floating World"

▲Picture from: Danny Rose

In the exhibition, the famous painter Katsushika Hokusai's "Surf in Kanagawa" seems to have become a reality. As people move around, the exhibition hall is full of turbulent waves and huge waves hit again and again.

As the paper sliding door pushed, the geisha slowly appeared, showing their charm with a frown and a smile, and huge fish appeared one after another when the screen was constantly flashing, which seemed to be the beautiful expectation of the people of Edo for fishing.

▲Picture from: Danny Rose

The huge Ukiyo-e projected by dozens of projectors seems to have really brought the Edo period to people's eyes.

Feel the happiness of Emperor Qianlong

During the forum, the Forbidden City and Tencent also jointly brought an immersive digital experience exhibition-"Texture" to convey the Tao. People will see naked-eye 3D cultural relics up to 5.3 meters high, 22 times high-definition magnified cultural relics, and fully experience the experience of skilled craftsmen. Carefully crafted.

The reason why the experience beyond the physical cultural relics exhibition can be achieved is based on the self-developed immersive content production technology of Tencent Multimedia Lab. Walking into the 8-meter-high visual installation, the audience is like walking into the world of pattern kaleidoscope.

Going further, you will find that the surrounding is full of colorful patterns of various cultural relics, rotating and extending around people.

It is worth mentioning that in the 360-degree ring screen, the pattern screen will fly into the "big plate" to interact, just like this heron flying back to the artifact, smart and natural.

Another important part of this exhibition is the digitally restored "Qianlong Jiangnan Dream"-Juan Qinzhai. As the residence built by Emperor Qianlong after his return to power, the entire building is magnificent, both inside and out. With the help of VR digitization, we were able to experience the "Emperor's Happiness" in the Shenzhen showroom.

As long as you wear AR glasses, you can also see the stage in the center of Tienqinzhai. At the same time, with the help of digital technology such as panoramic sound technology of the QQ Music Galaxy team, people can also get a more three-dimensional audiovisual experience and feel the way through Tienqinzhai. The beautiful scenery of the south of the Yangtze River in the scene painting.

Museums are getting cooler and cooler, all for you

Museums have become more diversified, and the combination of technology and culture has produced more and more colorful forms.

They can be Dunhuang poetry scarves, exquisite elements extracted by Dunhuang experts and Tencent from algae and murals, freely combined in the hands of 3 million users to design exclusive silk scarves patterns, and can be made by one-click orders. Our relationship with cultural relics No longer just watching.

It can also be one dream after another in the digital immersive exhibition. With the projection of the projector, the world drawn by Van Gogh slowly unfolds, the dream starts quietly in the flow of colors, and a virtual world unfolds to you.

Museums that record the development of the times and the changes in humanities can also be presented in a futuristic way of "virtual world", as William Gibson, the father of cyberpunk, said:

The future has already arrived, but it’s not evenly distributed yet

Digital technology is still moving forward. The cooperation and exploration of technology companies such as Tencent and museums around the world will not stop. The boundaries of museum experience are constantly being broken, reshaped and upgraded. All of this is for you and more people. Contact the museum.

The combination of technology and museums has become a new opportunity for experience, attracting young people to pay attention to the museum, and the culture behind the cultural relics and architecture is also passed and developed between you and me-human beings.

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