1 October 2009 Application of an imaging system to a museum exhibition for developing interactive exhibitions
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In the National Museum of Japanese History, 215,759 artifacts are stored and used for research and exhibitions. In museums, due to the limitation of space in the galleries, a guidance system is required to satisfy visitors' needs and to enhance their understanding of the artifacts. We introduce one exhibition using imaging technology to improve visitors' understanding of a kimono (traditional Japanese clothing) exhibition. In the imaging technology introduced, one data projector, one display with touch panel interface, and magnifiers were used as exhibition tools together with a real kimono. The validity of this exhibition method was confirmed by results from a visitors' interview survey. Second, to further develop the interactive guidance system, an augmented reality system that consisted of cooperation between the projector and a digital video camera was also examined. A white paper board in the observer's hand was used as a projection screen and also as an interface to control the images projected on the board. The basic performance of the proposed system was confirmed; however continuous development was necessary for applying the system to actual exhibitions.
Kimiyoshi Miyata, Yuka Inoue, Takahiro Takiguchi, Norimichi Tsumura, Toshiya Nakaguchi, Yoichi Miyake, "Application of an imaging system to a museum exhibition for developing interactive exhibitions," Journal of Electronic Imaging 18(4), 043008 (1 October 2009). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.3267085
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