In Paris's wealth and historical borders, Microsoft is now hosting an exhibition at a local museum that gives an historic map of a tourist destination in Normandy to life in increased reality.
Musée des Plans-Reliefs, a museum dedicated to 3D military maps from Napoleon and Louis XIV, has begun to use HoloLens to improve a scale model of Mont-Saint-Michel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its amazing medieval monastery up on the mountain of the island. The museum considers the model created in the 18th century to be one of its most appreciated treasures in its collection.
Available to museum travelers now January 14, 2019, the experience offers visitors several different perspectives on the island. With the help of computer vision, the HoloLens app lifts out the features of the model and provides more information to visitors through photos within its point of view, as well as audio coverage.
"For us, digital technology and HoloLen's point is telling story about the model as well as story on the depicted page and how our model is an important testimony to understanding the history and development of the website as depicted," says Isabelle Warmoes, deputy Director and Historian at the Musee des Plans-Reliefs.
Visitors can compare the physical model with a virtual model of the site as it appears today. In addition, HoloLen's visitors transport to historical structures, such as the monastery's cathedral.
"We often talk about experiencing something, and I only had a real experience, while virtual, digital, but at the same time I would say aesthetically and historically because a dialogue begins almost immediately between the model we see it today in this Musee des Plans-Reliefs but also the universe that is connected, that is, Mont-Saint-Michel, says Xavier Bailly, Administrator of Abbaye du Mont-Saint-Michel.
Experience was created by Asobo Studios, a Microsoft first HoloLens development partner and HoloBooth manufacturer and an AR crane simulator, including HoloLens apps.
"At a certain point Within the experience you find yourself within Mont-Saint-Michel, ultimately inside the cathedral, and you can observe its Gothic design and its Romanesque design, says David Dedeine, chief artist at Asobo Studio.
"And people love it, but also because they are comfortable with a helmet that does not cut them away from the world. And suddenly they are within a moment inside the cathedral but have not lost their storages or their balance. is very free in his movement. "
Increasingly enhanced reality, museums provide the tools to update their collections to engage modern audiences. The United States Forint Memorial Museum, the English Tank Museum and the Japanese Kennel Zen Temple are among the other recent examples of museums and exhibitions that have already adopted a reinforced reality.
As smart glasses and head-mounted monitors become more accessible and image recognition becomes a common feature in AR toolkits, guided museum tournaments in augmented reality can soon replace standard edition audio tours.
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