From 21 February till 20 March 2022, the latest edition of the National Heritage Board’s (NHB) DigiMuse project returns to ACM, this time featuring two immersive mixed and virtual reality experiences that anyone, from history enthusiasts to tech junkies, can look forward to. The DigiMuse initiative is part of NHB’s efforts to foster exchange and innovation with the technology sector to enrich our local museum and cultural experiences.
Visitors will be able to enter an alternate dimension with Project Insight at the Maritime Gallery, as they try their hand at painting conservatorship for Two Port Views: Amoy and Fuzhou, a set of paintings from the 19th century. Enabled by technology from HelloHolo, this mixed reality experience brings the paintings to life in 3D, allowing visitors to learn about history through unique perspectives.
Those curious about archaeology can enjoy An Excavation Through Time by iMMERSiVELY, where they can dig up a rare 14th blue and white porcelain from China’s famed Jingdezhen kilns, or a series of Yuan Dynasty porcelain figurines from around the Empress Palace vicinity. This immersive experience allows the public to live a day in the life of a modern day archaeologist, from overcoming obstacles during digs, to cleaning excavated artefacts.
Both projects will have Extended Reality videos on ACM’s Allie chatbot, where visitors can learn about the conservation process explored under Project Insight and the excavation process unveiled as part of An Excavation Through Time.
Venue: Asian Civilisations Museum
When: 21 Feb - 20 Mar 2022,