Digimuse at ACM
Try your hand at conserving a painting in mixed reality, with Project Insight by HelloHolo. You can now experience the delicate art of painting conservation for yourself, using mixed reality smartglasses with holographic overlays on the paintings Two Port Views: Amoy and Fuzhou in ACM’s Maritime Trade gallery. You will be able to glimpse the many layers of the restoration process, made possible by a combination of condition reports and scans.
Be an archaeologist for the day, with An Excavation Through Time by iMMERSiVELY. The Virtual Reality game enabled by a gaming headset and motion-tracked handheld controllers takes you through a first-hand immersive experience at the Empress Place excavations in 1998 and 2015, to unearth artefacts dating from the 14th century.
Project Insight and An Excavation Through Time are part of the DigiMuse programme, which started in 2017 as an initiative to build a vibrant cultural sector, and reach out to the tech sector to crowdsource ideas to enhance museum experiences.