Thai culture goes digital
Visiting historical museums and official cultural websites in Thailand was boring in the past, but not anymore. In accordance with the government’s Thailand 4.0 policy, the Ministry of Culture has upgraded art and cultural learning sources, with Culture Minister Veera Rojpojchanarat announcing the change last month.
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 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.
Read the full article at: Bangkok post