In the system of Vietnamese museums, the Vietnam National Museum of History (VNMH) is the place that preserves the largest number of national treasures. Recently, the VNMH has just given the public an opportunity to contemplate in detail the quintessence of each treasure in an interactive 3D virtual exhibition. It’s a program of applying modern technology that has been carried out by the museum for years. This is the first time for visitors to enjoy and discover 20 national treasures with a lot of meaningful messages thanks to a new technological approach.
Gorgeousness and sophisticated
Just click on the link: https://baovatquocgia.baotangso.com, visitors are able to admire the interactive 3D virtual special exhibition National Treasures. In the virtual space, visitors are able to observe the treasures from different angles, to obtain information and to have experiences about the unique features of each treasure. These 20 national treasures all have typical and precious historical values. Each treasure contains the messages of the past with the quintessence of Vietnamese culture, reflecting the long cultural history in the process of nation building and defending of the Vietnamese people.
The interactive 3D virtual exhibition National Treasures serves the visitors to experience a particularly attractive discovery space via the internet. It is designed with the purpose of honoring, promoting and introducing the national treasures’ value to domestic and foreign visitors.
The main interface of the interactive 3D vitural exhibition National Treasures
In 3D space, visitors can admire the images from differnt angles of national treasures, such as: Ngoc Lu Bronze Drum, Viet Khe boat grave, Statue of two people playing the flute on their back, Vo Canh Stele, Pottery jar with Swan patterns, Nam Giao Stele, Golden seal Dai Viet Quoc Nguyen Chua Vinh Tran Chi Bao, Canh Thinh Bronze Drum, Golden book De He Thi (the Poem of Generations of the Imperial Family), Revolutionary Road (book), Prison Diary (book), A draft of the Call on the whole nation to carry out the resistance war (by President Ho Chi Minh), etc. The visitors have the opportunity to explore multiple perspectives of each treasure, not only from a visual perspective but also in different levels of information.
With a virtual interactive application, the national treasure Ngoc Lu bronze drum of Dong Son culture that dated back to 2500-2000 years ago, is no longer in a static state, but its images from all angles will be shown up clearly with decorative patterns by just one click. Important details are also numbered so that visitors and researchers can stop by for a closer look.
Information fields of each National Treasure
In the collection of ceramics discovered in the shipwreck of Cu Lao Cham, the Pottery jar with Swan patterns (the Early Le Dynasty, 15th century) is a unique object with the largest size and a beautiful and lively decoration theme. It was recognized as a National Treasure in 2012. The 3D interaction on the virtual exhibition gives visitors the opportunity to admire the special patterns on the treasure. In addtion, visitors will be told about the journey of this treasure from the ancient shipwreck to the museum through stories in the Reseach Section. According to Dr. Nguyen Van Doan - the director of VNMH, the advantage of 3D applications is to bring images with deatailed patterns and in particular, visitors can get more detailed information than directly visiting the museum.
Pottery jar with Swan patterns
Images of Pottery jar with Swan patterns from different angles
The VNMH has applied the interactive 3D virtual technology in the exhibition since 2013 with the special exhibitions titled Vietnamese Buddhist Cultural Heritage and Vietnamese Ancient Lamps. Since then, many experimental programs of digitization have been conducted. However, in previous 3D vitural exhibitions, there were still many limitations in conveying the precious value of objects as well as integrating diverse information sources. Therefore, from 2020, the VNMH has upgraded 3D applications and completed the special 3D virtual exhibiton National Treasures. “We are proud that in 3D virtual space, each national treasure not only exists with full of unique and delicate values, but also provides visitors with invaluable messages of the past and the quintessence of Vietnamese culture,” Dr. Nguyen Van Doan said.