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An application of projection imaging systems for museum exhibitions
Author(s): Kimiyoshi Miyata; Takahiro Takiguchi; Toshiya Nakaguchi; Norimichi Tsumura; Yoichi Miyake
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Paper Abstract

Museums hold a wide variety of cultural properties and they organize exhibitions for the public. In history museums, a number of interpretive materials are necessary to present a specific historical theme. However, due to limitation of space, the number of displayed materials is severely restricted. There are various types of guidance systems in museums, however, most systems have not yet responded to visitors' needs. Therefore, a useful guidance system is necessary to satisfy their needs and also to enhance their understandings of the exhibitions. In order to create such guidance system, applications of imaging technology can become a solution to overcome these restrictions and meet the requirements. In this research, a visual guidance system using a data projector was examined in the National Museum of Japanese History. In the kimono (traditional Japanese clothing) section, the projector was used to simulate color changes of the materials under different illuminants. The projector also highlighted areas where annotations were featured in the kimono. The validity of using the projector system was confirmed by results from an interview survey. To further develop this visual guidance system, an augmented reality system consisted of cooperation between the projector and a digital camera was also examined.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 January 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6807, Color Imaging XIII: Processing, Hardcopy, and Applications, 68070L (28 January 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.765785
Show Author Affiliations
Kimiyoshi Miyata, National Museum of Japanese History (Japan)
Takahiro Takiguchi, Chiba Univ. (Japan)
Toshiya Nakaguchi, Chiba Univ. (Japan)
Norimichi Tsumura, Chiba Univ. (Japan)
Yoichi Miyake, Chiba Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6807:
Color Imaging XIII: Processing, Hardcopy, and Applications
Reiner Eschbach; Gabriel G. Marcu; Shoji Tominaga, Editor(s)

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