NHB opens interactive DigiMuse 2 exhibition from now till Mar 20

Held at Asian Civilisations Museum, the exhibit is the latest edition of National Heritage Board’s DigiMuse project.

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Published: 23 February 2022, 3:04 PM

Transcending the conventional walk-and-observe experience in museums, the National Heritage Board has worked with two immersive media companies to bring forth one that is more futuristic and interactive. 

Named DigiMuse 2, the exhibition will take place in Asian Civilisations Museum from now till Mar 20.

DigiMuse began as an initiative in 2017 to meld technology into museum and cultural experiences, and the latest edition features two virtual reality experiences that both history enthusiasts and tech junkies can enjoy. 

At Project Insight in the Maritime Gallery, visitors will have the opportunity to play the role of a painting conservator. 


Wearing a Microsoft Hololens 2, visitors will be able to try their hand at repairing the paintings with a choice of tools. PHOTO CREDIT: ASIAN CIVILISATIONS MUSEUM


In the process of conserving artworks, visitors will need to notice damages on a set of 19th century paintings titled Two Port Views: Amoy and Fuzhou.

At An Excavation Through Time next to the Museum Shop, visitors can also assume the role of a modern-day archaeologist. 


Using HTC Vive headsets, visitors will learn to overcome obstacles during digs and clean excavated artefacts. PHOTO CREDIT: ASIAN CIVILISATIONS MUSEUM


The virtual reality experience includes digging up a 14th century blue and white porcelain vase from China’s Jingdezhen kilns and several Yuan Dynasty porcelain figurines in the vicinity of the Empress Palace.

The museum is open 10am to 7pm daily, closing later at 9pm on Fridays. Entry is free for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents.

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