INUIT3D: An Interactive Virtual 3D Web Exhibition

Alternative titleINUIT3D : Exposition interactive virtuelle 3D sur le Web
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ConferenceProceedings of the Conference on Museums and the Web 2002, April 17-20, 2002., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Subjectweb exhibition; virtual museum; 3D digital imaging; cultural heritage
AbstractThe Canadian Museum of Civilization and the National Research Council of Canada collaborated on the production of Inuit 3D, one of six inaugural Virtual Museum of Canada exhibitions launched in April 2001. Inuit 3D is an interactive exhibition in which visitors navigate through three exhibition halls and interactively examine twelve 3D models of objects from the Museum's collection. Introductory videos are presented at the entrance to each room. Pop-up text panels provide information on the objects, as well as on Inuit artists and the Canadian North. To produce Inuit 3D, three technologies developed for Web applications - VRML, 3D Scanning and QuickTime - were used. While these technologies enable museums to produce interactive web exhibitions, a number of significant technical and web design issues must be considered. The objective of this paper is to present an overview of Inuit 3D and to discuss technical and web issues encountered.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Information Technology; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number44903
NPARC number8898533
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Record created2009-04-22
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