Remote museum visit system between Trento (Science Museum - MuSe) and Barcellona (Arts Santa Monica Museum)
Next January 16th, CREATE-NET Research Center will demonstrate a remote museum visit service via the Internet. The activity is developed in the framework of the European project SPECIFI (http://www.specifi.eu)
The experimentation will take place in two museums: "MuSe Science Museum", located in Trento and “Arts Santa Monica”, located in Barcelona. The two sites will be connected through the Internet via a bidirectional 3D audio and video stream that will grant "visitors" with access to real time exhibits available in both museums on 3D TV screens, while enabling the interacition with operators and guides available from remote.
Many European museums are investing relevant resources to attract visitors and to offer new ways for accessing cultural and artistic content in their premises.
Recent technologies for 3D high definition real time content streaming across remote sites may enable new ways for visiting museums from remote. This kind of visit may offer a more immersive and realistic experience, allowing visitors to access remote content and interact with museum guides. This type of service may enable and foster the networking between museums and become a tool for cross-museum promotion.