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Royal antiques presented at metaverse exhibition

HUẾ — The first metaverse exhibition that integrates with Apple Vision Pro has opened at the Huế Monuments Conservation Centre.

The metaverse exhibition is available at Photo courtesy of Huế Monuments Conservation Centre

Ten significant antique objects from the Nguyễn Dynasty (1802–1945), the last Vietnamese dynasty have been digitally identified to be presented in 360-degree vision and full sharpness. The exhibition is available at

The centre has been cooperated with Phygital Labs, to apply cutting-edge technology to preserve and promote cultural and heritage values of the objects that being kept in the Museum of Huế Royal Antiquities.

A king throne that has been digitally identified to present on a metaverse exhibition. Photo courtesy of Huế Monuments Conservation Centre

The artefacts have been fitted with NFC (Near-Field Communication) chips with Nomion technology to uniquely identify and provide detailed information about each object. People can use smartphones to scan the chip attached to the items to enjoy the interactive multi-dimensional interaction with their origin, cultural meaning, historical values and 3D images.

The digital identified objects include a throne, palanquin, boots, precious gemstone bonsai and set of ivory xăm hường game cards.

“Applying the Phygital Labs' technology is part of the digitalising process to preserve and promote the value of those antiques in particular and the heritage of the Nguyễn Dynasty and the Huế former imperial city in general,” said director of the Huế Monuments Conservation Centre, Hoàng Việt Trung.

A gemstone bonsai. Photo courtesy of Huế Monuments Conservation Centre

The centre will continue to compile content, including scanning, taking images of antiques, to offer to the digital museum. Their purpose is to build up the museum according to specific topic or to period of time to help visitors can enjoy the virtual tour with vivid colours, and layouts. — VNS

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