This paper discusses the opportunities offered by virtual online landscapes
to the design and organization of historical exhibitions.The authors
report about their experiences with the development of a time variable
VR-platform for museums archives and libraries. For this purpose a historical
quarter of the city of Berlin has been reconstructed in three different
time levels (1855, 1928, 1992). In addition this platform will serve
as an environment for the presentation of exhibitions about various
subjects. Exhibits in digitized form (text, pictures sound, film clips
and three-dimensional objects) will be included online from the databases
of the associated museums and archives.
The paper mainly deals with four topics:
- Which possibilities can be gained by integrating exhibits in a
specific spatial and historical context? What are the consequences
regarding the selection of suitable exhibition objects?
- What are the requirements for the institutions to share the same
VR-platform in an interdisciplinary collaboration? Is the metadata
approach an adequate solution for the management of different information
from distributed databases?
- What are the positive side effects of combining various exhibitions
on a common platform? Is it possible to re-use parts of one exhibition
as a folio for another one?
- Which new communication methods are introduced by using Virtual
Reality? Does a collaborative multi-user concept add value to the
restricted forms of conventional presentations? Is a VR-platform
suitable for exhibition concepts designed for different target groups?
What are the requirements for navigating in a virtual environment?
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