Soon you will be able to immerse yourself in a digital re-creation of Angkor

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ABC News, 23 April 2017: Virtul Reality is an upcoming tool to bring old civilisations to life.

In the nascent art of virtual reality storytelling virtual ancient civilisations are shaping up as one powerful application of the technology.

Source: Virtual Angkor Wat and other time travel trips coming to a VR headset near you soon – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Vietnamese man sets up virtual 3D sculpture museum

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Vietnamese 3D museum. Source:, 20151030

Now that 3D scanning is well and truly a thing, A Vietnamese man has set up a virtual museum showcasing sculptural treasures from Vietnam – check out the museum here.

Vietnamese 3D museum. Source:, 20151030

Vietnamese 3D museum. Source:, 20151030

VR3D launches Vietnam’s first virtual museum with 3D scans of ancient relics, 30 October 2015

One of the greatest old-world-meets-new applications of 3D scanning and 3D printing technology is the potential for cultural and historical preservation. The ability to document and preserve precious artifacts in their current state, including distinctive marks, surface textures and coloration all in the finest of detail, means that even with the passing of time, natural disasters, or damage, future generations can appreciate and learn from the past. When he was just 17 years old, Quang Tri Nguyen recognized the importance of preserving Vietnamese culture—one of the oldest in Southeast Asia—and went so far as to drop out of school to dedicate his life to 3D scanning, documenting, and publishing digital 3D models of ancient Vietnamese sculptures on his website, VR3D.

Full story here.

Conference: Remote Access to World Heritage Sites

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With virtual tours and 3D scanning becoming more and more viable, the idea of turning these technologies for remote access becomes increasingly compelling. Certainly for World Heritage Sites in danger and/or dispute, virtual tours may be one way for visitors to enjoy sites without leaving a physical mark – Borobudur, Angkor Wat and Preah Vihear come to mind. It might also be a way for archaeologists to study sites remotely, too.

“I Know Where I’m Going” – Remote Access to World Heritage Sites from St Kilda to Uluru, a Conference
23-24 November 2011
Edinburgh, UK
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