3D Device Lets Museum Visitors See Hidden Treasures
A museum in the Netherlands is trying to show more of the objects it has and bring excitement to museum visitors.
The museum is using an augmented reality device made by Microsoft to reach its goals.
The use of this high-technology device started with a basic problem.
The Dutch National Museum of Antiquities does not have enough space to put all of its artifacts on display. So, the museum asked experts at Delft University of Science and Technology to find a way to let more visitors – especially young people – experience what the museum has to offer.
The experts used the Hololens. It is a computer that shows visitors holograms, or virtual pictures that appear to have three dimensions. People can wear the Hololens on their heads.
Annelies Maltha is a researcher at Delft University of Technology.
She says that almost 80 percent of the artifacts at the museum are not shown to the public.
"So by using the Hololens," she says "people can virtually visit the exhibit and see so much more."
The Dutch National Museum has artifacts like the Egyptian Temple of Teffeh. The structure was reconstructed inside the museum in 1971. It is not currently available to the public.
"The Hololens enables you to have an augmented reality, instead of a virtual reality, which means you can still see the temple, you can still feel the ancient vibe around you, so to speak."
Maltha says the augmented reality technology gives visitors the ability to interact with their surroundings.
The researchers at Delft University of Technology are using the Hololens to make three dimensional images of every room in the temple.
Erik Hoglund is also a researcher at the university.
He explains that his team can create 3D models and add different images, movies, or animations. The effect is to make visitors feel like they are interacting with the temple.
The Hololens program is still being developed. But museum officials hope that, in the future, the HoloLens will serve as a tour guide for exhibits that have been hidden from public view.
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1.The Hololens program is still being developed. But museum officials hope that, in the future, the HoloLens will serve as a tour guide for exhibits that have been hidden from public view.
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2.the HoloLens will serve as a tour guide for exhibits that have been hidden from public view.
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荷兰国家历史博物馆没有充足的空间展示所有文物 。因此，博物馆向德尔夫特理工大学的专家求助，希望能找到一种方法让更多游客，尤其是年轻人参观博物馆内所有的文物 。
专家所使用的是全息透镜 。一种可为游客展示全息图或三维虚拟图片的计算机 。人们可将全息透镜佩戴在头部 。
安内利斯·马尔萨（Annelies Maltha）是德尔福特理工大学的研究员 。
荷兰国家博物馆收藏有埃及神庙Teffeh等工艺品 。1971年，博物馆重建了该神庙 。现在该神庙尚未对公众开放 。
埃里克·霍格伦德（Erik Hoglund）也是这所大学的研究员 。
据他解释，他与团队能够创建3D模型，增添不同图像、影片或动画 。这些都是为了让游客产生与寺庙互动的感觉 。
目前，全息透镜程序还在开发 。博物馆工作人员表示，希望在不久的将来，全息透镜能作为导游，向公众展示未开放的藏品 。