Sylaiou S.1, Liarokapis F.2, Sechidis L.1, Patias P.1, Georgoula O.1
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Keywords: Cultural Heritage, Virtual Museum, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Web3D
Museums are interested in digitizing their collections in order not only to preserve the cultural information, but also to make it available to the wide public in an attractive manner. Emerging technologies, such as
Virtual museums can respond in various ways to visitors’ needs. With the use of
Virtual museums have the potential to preserve and disseminate the cultural information in an effective and low-cost way through innovative methods and tools. They do not aim at replacing the physical museums, but they act complementary. Virtual museums that are an engaging medium with great appeal to various visitors’ groups can promote the ‘real sites’ by providing information about museum exhibitions and offer an enhanced display of museums’ artefacts through emerging technologies.