Author: evangelia baka

Virtual reality technology coming soon to Qatar Museums exhibitions

Qatar daily The Peninsula reported that following the successful opening of the innovative National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ), Qatar Museums (QM) is planning to incorporate more technology in its upcoming exhibitions to make them more interactive, said an official. Recently responding to a question from local media on whether QM is mulling for more technology-driven exhibitions with immersive features such as Virtual Reality (VR) Sheikha Reem Al Thani, QM’s Director of Exhibitions said, “That’s for sure. Now with the opening of the National Museum of Qatar, it is one of our endeavours to actually bring a lot more VR and technology into our...

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The fight for control over virtual fossils

Palaeontologists have been urged to share 3D scans of fossils online, but a Nature analysis finds that few researchers do so. A decade ago, palaeontologist Jack Tseng set out on a treasure hunt. Not the typical boots and pick-axe affair you might imagine, but one that is relatively common in his field. From his base at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County in California, Tseng visited museums around the world to examine the skulls of carnivores in their collections. And whenever he encountered one, he asked whether he could take away 3D scans of the specimen. Tseng’s own institution...

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Experience T-Rex in immersive virtual reality at the american museum of natural history

Everyone knows the mega-predator, tyrannosaurus rex, but do you know how they lived? or that t. rex hatchlings were fluffy, and more like turkeys than the killing machines they grew up to be? or that they had the rare ability to pulverize and digest bones?   Opening on march 11, designboom previews the first major exhibition of the american museum of natural history’s 150th anniversary celebration, t. rex: the ultimate predator — a monumental show that introduces visitors to the entire tyrannosaur family and reveals the incredible story of the most iconic dinosaur in the world. the exhibition features life-sized models — including the...

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12 World-Class Museums You Can Visit Online

While it’s hard to beat the experience of seeing a seminal piece of fine art or important historical artifact with your own two eyes, one could easily spend a lifetime traveling the world in search of all of them. Fortunately, the digital age has made it possible—easy, even—to visit some of the world’s most famous museums from the comfort of your own home. Here are a dozen of them 1. THE LOUVRE The Louvre is not only one of the world’s largest art museums, but it’s also one of Paris’ most iconic historic monuments. The museum offers free online tours of...

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First virtual museum of Kazakh women’s history educates and empowers

ASTANA – Kazakh women’s history museums educate and empower women, providing an awareness-raising platform and tools for overcoming discrimination, said Women of Kazakhstan founder Dinara Assanova in an interview with The Astana Times. Collage of Kazakh women. Photo credit: Women of Kazakhstan. Assanova’s family provided her with a keen awareness of women’s contributions to society from a young age. “Motivation to study Kazakh women’s history was given to me by my grandfather,” she said. “He was the one to initiate his private collection of outstanding women in Kazakhstan that I inherited.” Young Dinara Assanova and her late grandfather. Photo...

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