Issue No. 01 - January/February (2005 vol. 25)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MCG.2005.22
Chun-Rong Huang , National Cheng Kung University
Chu-Song Chen , National Cheng Kung University
Pau-Choo Chung , Academia Sinica and National Cheng Kung University
Diverse museum artifacts, such as ceramics, porcelain, and ritual bronzes, can convey a sense of a people's history and culture, time, or place. Following specific criteria about the protection, maintenance, and preservation of these artifacts ensures their proper care and restoration. Often, this means visitors must view the artifacts statically in a glass showcase, precluding any kind of physical interaction. Moreover, because of limited exhibition space, many equally precious, beautiful, and important objects in the museum's possession are unfortunately out of sight in storerooms. To makethese objects more accessible, we developed a tangible photorealistic virtual museum system that lets people interact naturally and have an immersive experience with museum exhibits.
C. Huang, P. Chung and C. Chen, "Tangible Photorealistic Virtual Museum," in IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 25, no. , pp. 15-17, 2005.