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IJSSH 2018 Vol.8(8): 225-229 ISSN: 2010-3646
doi: 10.18178/ijssh.2018.V8.965

A Digital Heritage Best Practice from National Palace Museum: A Case of “Rebuilding the Tong-An Ships

Kuo Chen Wo and Yang Yu Hsiang
Abstract—National Palace Museum (NPM) performed a series of new media art exhibitions in the Tongan tide exhibitions. The Project of "Rebuilding the Tong-an Ships" was starting from two diagrams of the Tongan Ship and related Qing archives; the research group begins a journey to salvage a long forgotten history. We used technologies such as building scale models, creating 3D models, and many other visualization tools to restore 19th century Southeast Asia's oceanic glories and disclose the Tong-an ships' multiple faces in its long history. This project have five goals: 1. Building two scale models of the Tong-an ships at ratios of 1:30 and 1:20, based on Qing archival information; 2. Using 3D computer imaging techniques to create a real-life prototype model of the ship, which assembles and disassembles at will. The documentary details the process of creating this model, and relays the Tong-an ship’s sea battles and historical legacy; 3. Inviting scholars and researchers gave touring lectures on campuses in order to promote the documentary, and to further advance educational awareness; 4. Launching the NPM without Walls: Rebuilding the Tong-an Ships new media art exhibition powered by augmented reality and Microsoft Kinect technologies; 5. Compiling all products and publish a special publication in Chinese and English in order to document and spread the knowledge that we learned from the project of "Rebuilding the Tong-an Ships".

Index Terms—Digital art curation, digital curation, national palace museum, Tongan ships.

Chen-Wo Kuo is with National Palace Museum, China (e-mail: paulkuo@npm.gov.tw).
Yu-Hsiang Yang is with YanCheng Teachers University, China (e-mail: yangyx@yctu.edu.cn).


Cite: Kuo Chen Wo and Yang Yu Hsiang, "A Digital Heritage Best Practice from National Palace Museum: A Case of “Rebuilding the Tong-An Ships," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 8, no. 8, pp. 225-229, 2018.

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