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Using 3D models in museums : the potential case of ''Castro de Romariz 3D'' project
Pedro da Silva
AbstractRomariz Castro is a proto-historical settlement that was inhabited up until the roman age. Located in Aveiro district, this archaeological site shows superposition of constructions throughout the ages, demonstrating significant reformulations in architecture. Between 2011 and 2013, the "Castro de Romariz 3D" project took its first steps during the Master's degree in FLUP, by studying architecture and urbanism and reconstructing the historical village using 3D computer generated models. This project is part of the interpretation of Romariz Castro and the information can be accessed by the public through its dedicated website. Achieved by means of a computer gaming platform, this technology shows great potential in museums, as it can be used by the public, in a ‘learning by entertainment’ experiment. Discussions about the impact of media and technologies in museums tend to take this impact as an opportunity for the museum to reinvent itself and ensure its survival in the XXI century. The reconstruction of archaeological sites in 3D and its exhibition in museums fulfils this paradigm; that visitors should develop knowledge through interactive activities. Likewise, a gaming platform like the one used in the project can maximize the physical and real experience of public by reducing the exceeding amount of quantitative perception of the historical information and by answering the most common questions in a playful way: how was this site in the past and how did its society organized itself? Is it possible to understand the 'Romanization event' by looking at the village's architecture? This gaming technology gives museology a new theoretical light - the impact between the real-world of the present and the virtual-world of the past in museum's visitors.
Data da última atualização: 2017-03-22
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