Digitisation to Presentation: Building Virtual Museum Exhibitions

Manjula Patel, Martin White, Krzysztof Walczak, Partick Sayd

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Abstract

We describe an innovative system designed for museums to create, manage and present multimedia based representations of museum artefacts in virtual exhibitions both inside and outside museums. Our system creates digital surrogates through a novel stereo photogrammetry system with little user interaction. The resulting 3D objects are refined using state-of-the-art 3D modelling software configured for ease of use by museum staff. A repository of such digital surrogates is managed in an XML enabled relational database and provides the basis for the creation and presentation of virtual museum exhibitions, allowing current museum websites to evolve from a 2D to a 3D multimedia-rich domain. In this paper, we discuss the modelling and refinement processes which are based on stereo photogrammetry and the creation and visualisation of virtual museum exhibitions using virtual and augmented reality techniques.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2003
EventVision, Video and Graphics 2003 - Bath, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 10 Jul 200311 Jul 2003

Conference

ConferenceVision, Video and Graphics 2003
CountryUK United Kingdom
CityBath
Period10/07/0311/07/03

Keywords

  • virtual reality
  • Three-dimensional graphics and realism
  • digital museums
  • virtual exhibitions
  • cultural heritage
  • computer graphics and animation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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    Patel, M., White, M., Walczak, K., & Sayd, P. (2003). Digitisation to Presentation: Building Virtual Museum Exhibitions. Paper presented at Vision, Video and Graphics 2003, Bath, UK United Kingdom.