Bridging the Gap in History

History comes to life in 3D form in museums

As the centuries move on, researchers are finding ways to make sure we don’t forget our past and where our culture came from. New Delhi has created the perfect way to show the younger generation just how crucial preserving history is by using the latest technology.

The International Heritage Exhibition has created entire exhibits of statues and displays to showcase India’s rich history. The museum has digitally preserved monuments that are important to the culture of India. It gives viewers a real sense of being in the past.

What other fields are becoming involved in 3D laser scanners

3D laser scanners have come a long way since the 1960s when they were created. They came from cameras that were set up around the object to collect information and developed into handheld items that can be easily maneuvered.

It can help many different researchers in various areas. It is being used by students as a study aid, and sculptors creating realistic art pieces. This technology is also being used to build safer structures and help build homes in third world countries. Not only that, but they are being used to preserve historical buildings. This technology has emerged and surfaced in multiple areas, creating a stir in the technology community.

They can be attached to multiple different surfaces, and they can scan substantial items.  The data collected from these scanners can then be saved forever and shared across the world instantly. Developers can also use this information to make virtual reality, letting anyone else walk in and be emerged in whatever scene was scanned.

Creating Replicas of famous buildings around India

In some cases, this is the only way people will get to see famous monuments that are hard to get to, such as the Taj Mahal, Sun Temple of Konark, and Rani Ki Vav. The museum decided to use mixed reality to showcase the most detailed images of these famous places.

Harsh Vardhan, who is Union Minister of Science and Technology, visited the museum on February 19th and stated, “The exhibition has been disseminating the essence of ‘Incredible India’ in real sense. This helps in conserving damaged historical monuments in its original form for the young generation and researchers, and there is a need to make it a permanent exhibition,”

As technology advances, more and more museums will be adopting 3D scanners to preserve history. It will teach the younger generation how to protect historical moments and rituals, and let tourists see how beautiful India is.

3D laser scanning can change the way guests interact with historical artifacts and places. Instead of only being able to read about an object or location, they can pick it up and observe it. Instead of seeing pictures of a place, they can virtually walk into a place. They will be able to see every detail. This could create more income by keeping the museum an interactive space for guests to learn from.

3D technology has continuously changed our lives, changing the way we view the world. It is creating a new lens to view from.

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