To provide more ways for people to view exhibitions amid the temporary closure of the Tainan branch of the National Museum of Prehistory (NMP) during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Museum of Archaeology collaborates with the Cultural Heritage Research and Innovation Center of the Tainan National University of the Arts (TNNUA) to launch a Multi-Route Audio-Visual Guidance system (MR360) for people who are confined to their homes.
MR360 is a display interface that equips with the technique of 360-degree immersive view of the exhibition hall, which offers a virtual tour of the Museum of Archaeology. Additionally, viewers can enjoy personalized tours by making use of the audio touring system, they can click on the exhibits to choose what they want to listen to during their visit in the virtual galleries, leading visitors to understand Taiwan's prehistory through archaeological findings.
Furthermore, in light of the pandemic, the special exhibition titled "Joining Hands with the Pingpu Peoples: An Exhibition of the Siraya, the Makatao, and the Taivoan Peoples in the Southern Part of Taiwan" has been shifted online, viewers can make use of the MR360 system to view the exhibition virtually.
Huang Yi-ping, the MR360's principal investigator and professor at TNNUA, pointed out that the museum services are optimized through the use of digital technology, to achieve the goal of being a cultural hub for the public. The museum hopes that the value-added service of the digital innovation will continue to bring more development possibilities for the museum in the post-epidemic era.
To view the virtual tour, please visit "Multi-Route Audio-Visual Guidance system" webpage, as well as the exhibition's webpage.