New Delhi, January 7: National Museum has already digitized approximately 15,759 antiquities in 2D format and now with the new vision of the Ministry of Culture, a 3D digitization Pilot project has been initiated to take it to another level. This project once completed will be a pioneering effort in the field of museum experience.
It has been taken up at the National Museum with a team of researchers and photographers from the Deccan College, Pune. For digitizing the objects in 3D format a standard procedure has been adopted.
For the digitization of one object after it is taken out form the reserve, it requires about 10-15 minutes for the photography of the object depending upon its size. Presently, 3D photography work is going on in 3 departments of the National Museum, New Delhi. Till 31st December, 2015 around 50 objects in 3D anaglyph were readily available.
These 3D images will give a rich experience to the public and viewers who would witness these images with high sense of virtual viewing of the object including its every detail in a credible manner. Such a project has been taken up in India for the first time by National Museum.