Virtual Reality (VR) is a technology that allows us to interact with a virtual environment as simulated by computer. Overly detailed 3D virtual technology with high resolution equips VR to provide seemingly real experiences and solutions for national museum and tourism via Indonesia Virtual Tour.
The COVID-19 pandemic has influenced many business sectors, tourism in Indonesia is no exception. Virtual Reality allows the public to enjoy contents about museum and tourism safely from their respective houses thereby serves as the solutions for the sectors to get rid of the crisis. Besides, the use of technology in museums will lure younger generation to view objects in museums as well as maintain and preserve culture in the country.
Indonesia Virtual Tour through Museum Digitalization
In developed countries, museums and libraries attract a lot of visitors and they complete each other. The use of digital technology greatly helps the museums and libraries because their contents and information are better received by younger generation, especially Generation Z, who is already familiar with gadget.
VR technology draws much interests from the society and contributes widely for many sectors, from education, product marketing, work safety training, video game, office technology, and many more.
Why Museum Is Important
Museum stores millions of past stories in form of historical remains, art, knowledge, and antique objects. It later displays them all for visitors who will gain advantages as follow:
- Complementing and learning more accurate historial dan cultural knowledge.
- Drawing inspirations in creating art works.
- Conserving art and culture of Indonesia.
- Enjoying art works and recreation at probably their best places.
- Growing appreciation toward the Indonesian art and culture, especially for young generation.
Museum Digitization Program in Indonesia
As of today, digital technology has been applied by a lot of museums in Indonesia. Our program on museum digitization movement has contributed to the current situation. Also, the initiation has driven many youngsters and Generation Z visiting museums. Why is this so important? The youngsters and Generation Z will become successors of this country. This is in line with the slogan from former Indonesia president, Bung Karno, who famously said “A great nation is the one that won’t forget the history of its own.”
We have digitized the following museums in Indonesia:
1. The Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) Museum in Magelang
We completed 13 technologies for this museum. Upon entering it, visitors will be welcomed by an interactive directory to help them finding certain spots inside of it. Also, there is an interactive floor, an interactive application that will show all representative offices of the agency.
Augmented Reality technology also equips the new version of the museum. It is able to display some ancient buildings in Magelang in 3D formats. Hologram technology in the museum is present with LCD projector that is directed to a transparent mirror thus can show video from two sides, front and back ones.
Other technologies in the museum are smart table, batik drawing application, audio visual room, educative mobile game, etc.
2. Bank Indonesia (BI) Museum
BI museum preservers the finance history in Indonesia, from pre-independence era until now. We display four multimedia technologies that can educate and serve as innovative entertainment medium for the guests.
Pose with Rupiah: strike a pose and take a picture with newest Rupiah as the background. The feature will make visitors as figures inside Rupiah, replacing national and historical heroes in 3D forms.
Future Payment: the digital museum that educate visitors about payment types and their methods for future uses.
Interactive Table: the interactive game about benefits and weaknesses from each of the payment methods, from debit, e-money, up to credit card.
Interactive Wall: it presents financial inflation map. Take an example on the value of IDR100,000 during low and high inflation levels. The wall will display how many goods can be purchased using that amount of money along with the animations and inflation routes.
3. Bagong Kussudiardja Art Hermitage (PSBK)
We have successfully rebuilt ways to reconnect art and the public. Our solution is an innovative breakthrough that displays new communication tools in form of mobile apps with Augmented Reality technology. It was launched to celebrate the 41st anniversary of PSBK thus mark its transformation as cross generation art centre. This AR app facilitates easier accesses of art rooms for the public.
Country Defence Museum: Augmented Reality, interactive wall, smart table, interactive booth.
Gallery of Indonesia Dam of the Public Works and Housing Ministry: Interactive wall, holobox mock-up, holostage, Augmented Reality.
Dharma Wiratama Museum: Interactive Table.
Juang 45 Building Museum Bekasi: Museum Digitalization
GoMuseum, Solution for Museum Virtual Tour During Pandemic
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GoMuseum is a 3D Virtual app that allows visitors exploring museums online safely from their houses thus will comply health protocols. They can visit every corner of a museum without limits. This provides extraordinary experiences compared to direct visits that see them almost impossible accessing all of the corners.
The application is equipped with detailed 3D virtual technology with high resolution, precise room map simulation and interactive features. As a result, visitors will enjoy more real and deeper museum experiences.
GoMuseum also has other features, such as online & VIP ticketing, door prize drawing, and digital database reservation that are open for advertisement and marketing uses in the future.
Indonesia Virtual Tour for Tourism Business
Tourism sector is one of the fields that have hugely impacted by the pandemic. The condition has been exacerbated by the limited transportation access from other countries. Solving the problem requires cooperation and support from the government, particularly Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry.
Thanks to AR and VR technologies, tourists can access various information from places they wish to visit. The information can be in forms of nearest hotels, tourism destinations, nearby museums, and even closet culinary spots. Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality have their own ways to assist tourism industry so as it will survive.
1. Augmented Reality (AR)
Google Lens dan Google Translate allows tourists to scan and translate road signs, maps, guidelines, and menu in real-time. AR technology also facilitates visitors to translate dozens of languages. Google Maps can display AR comfortable navigation through virtual signs on top of the real roads for showing the next destinations.
AR allows for showing beneficial information when tourists scan surrounding environments and the best recommended places. AR helps translating menu and adding digital contents in form of complete 3D along with nutrition and allergy information. Therefore, visitors will not be confused and anxious when selecting food menu.
2. Virtual Reality (VR)
Today’s travel agents apply VR technology as business tools as done by business players in game and education sectors. Through VR, tourists can slightly taste experiences in desired destinations. This will greatly help them in terms of cost efficiency that may be spent for visiting the places then may find them below the expectations.
HomeTravel, the Solution of Indonesia Virtual Tour in Tourism
One example of VR use for this industry is looking at pictures in 360 degrees. Would-be hotel guests are able to virtually book rooms. The method allows hotel managements to provide simulations for popular tourist destinations.
Do you need a solution to rescue tourism business during the pandemic?
Introducing HomeTravel, digital platform for exploring tourism sites from home safely and conveniently thus keep complying health protocols and avoiding COVID-19 virus infection.
HomeTravel contains Virtual Reality (VR) 360° technology with very sharp resolution and first-person point of view thus can supply real experiences like what direct visits can provide.
Indonesia virtual tour will provide descriptions on the situation and condition of the destinations. The pop-up information and click & point navigation features will serve as interactive and attractive information storing medium for would-be travellers for all tourism destinations across Indonesia.
HomeTravel also has many interesting features, which are cash & coin system, online top-up cash, survey & testimony, door prize drawing system and advertising space as added values for your business. Click below for obtaining complete solutions and consultancies for museum digitalization and tourism.
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