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Journal of Electronic Imaging

Application of an imaging system to a museum exhibition for developing interactive exhibitions
Author(s): Kimiyoshi Miyata; Yuka Inoue; Takahiro Takiguchi; Norimichi Tsumura; Toshiya Nakaguchi; Yoichi Miyake
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Paper Abstract

In the National Museum of Japanese History, 215,759 artifacts are stored and used for research and exhibitions. In museums, due to the limitation of space in the galleries, a guidance system is required to satisfy visitors' needs and to enhance their understanding of the artifacts. We introduce one exhibition using imaging technology to improve visitors' understanding of a kimono (traditional Japanese clothing) exhibition. In the imaging technology introduced, one data projector, one display with touch panel interface, and magnifiers were used as exhibition tools together with a real kimono. The validity of this exhibition method was confirmed by results from a visitors' interview survey. Second, to further develop the interactive guidance system, an augmented reality system that consisted of cooperation between the projector and a digital video camera was also examined. A white paper board in the observer's hand was used as a projection screen and also as an interface to control the images projected on the board. The basic performance of the proposed system was confirmed; however continuous development was necessary for applying the system to actual exhibitions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 2009
PDF: 6 pages
J. Electron. Imaging. 18(4) 043008 doi: 10.1117/1.3267085
Published in: Journal of Electronic Imaging Volume 18, Issue 4
Show Author Affiliations
Kimiyoshi Miyata, National Museum of Japanese History (Japan)
Yuka Inoue, Bunkyo Univ. (Japan)
Takahiro Takiguchi
Norimichi Tsumura, Chiba Univ. (Japan)
Toshiya Nakaguchi, Chiba Univ. (Japan)
Yoichi Miyake, Chiba Univ. (Japan)

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