via MGROnline, 04 September 2018: Research project by a team from King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi to conduct 3D scanning of Thai archaeological ruins and materials conservation. Article is in Thai.
via Bangkok Post, 08 Nov 2017: Check out the Thai cultural heritage online at digitalcenter.finearts.go.th
To ensure better access and understanding of national cultural heritage, the Fine Arts Department has applied and developed information technology systems in six aspects.
The Silpakorn Online System is an app for the department’s official website. It gathers information on Thai historic sites, national museums, learning sources, national libraries, national archives, procurement and new books of the department.
The Smart Museum System is an app for the National Museum Bangkok and is iOS and Android compatible. The system reads QR codes and Augmented Reality Code (AR code) for photographs and videos of the museum, its exhibitions and displayed objects. The AR code uses 3D technology to present 3D models of Phutthai Sawan, Sivamokphiman and Issaretratchanusorn halls, royal mansions and all ancient artefacts at 360 degrees. The Phra Nakhon Khiri National Museum in Phetchaburi province is the first national museum in Thailand to fully apply a guide application and an AR code guidance system under the 2.4 million baht pilot project.
The Virtual Museum System gathers and presents information on all national museums, their displayed ancient artefacts and art objects via a website. It offers virtual tours of all museums and 3D images of major artefacts at 360 degrees and enables viewer interaction.
The Fine Arts Department’s digital archive includes more than 2,400 e-books and 500 videos from the department’s original versions, as well as old photos of major incidents, such as the 25th anniversary of King Rama V’s coronation and the royal visits and work of King Rama VII from 1927 to 1930.
via The Nation, 02 October 2017:
ABC News, 23 April 2017: Virtul Reality is an upcoming tool to bring old civilisations to life.
Students from Thailand’s Kasetsart University have completed a digital recreation of Wat Chaiwattanaram in Ayutthaya, opening the possibilities for using 3D computer models to aid in conservation practice and tourism. Note: the link in the story doesn’t seem to work, though.
A Korean institute presents a digital recreation of the imperial city of Hue as part of a heritage preservation project between Korea and Vietnam.
RoK institute makes 3D film on Hueâ€™s relic site
VOV News, 02 June 2010
The director-general of the Thai Fine Arts Department reports on the progress of a project to digitally recreate the buildings of Ayutthaya.
Ayutthaya Historical Park taking shape
The Nation, 05 February 2010
Just a quick link to Colleen’s poll at Middle Savagery, where she’s taking a poll from archaeological professionals on whether people still use film photography for archaeology (or you could go directly to the poll here).
The poll got me thinking about the amount of photography I’ve had to do for my research. At the current count, I have taken 7,892 pictures which works out to be about 219 rolls of film (35mm x 36 exposures); with a redundancy factor of about 3 (as in I take 3 pictures of every shot I take), that’s about 2,630 images or 73 rolls of 35mm film. Viva la digital!
In this edition of rojak, we feature not one, but two digital recreations of ancient sites in Cambodia, along with other interesting things picked up from the web on the archaeology of Southeast Asia.
A literature foundation in Surakarta has announced the digitizing a quarter of the 6,000 ancient manuscripts and books in their possession – with the entire collection to be completed by the end of the year. The founder of this initiative, John Paterson, was in the news last week when he said that he was returning the scripts in his possession to the city of Solo for safekeeping. I certainly hope that such a digitalised collection will be made open access for everyone to access and study.
Tempo Interaktif, 27 May 2009