Arts and Technology. First International Conference, ArtsIT 2009, Yi-Lan, Taiwan, September 24-25, 2009, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Treasure Transformers: Novel Interpretative Installations for the National Palace Museum

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-11577-6_15,
        author={Chun-Ko Hsieh and I-Ling Liu and Quo-Ping Lin and Li-Wen Chan and Chuan-Heng Hsiao and Yi-Ping Hung},
        title={Treasure Transformers: Novel Interpretative Installations for the National Palace Museum},
        proceedings={Arts and Technology. First International Conference, ArtsIT 2009, Yi-Lan, Taiwan, September 24-25, 2009, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={ARTSIT},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={Museum interactive exhibition HCI context-aware tabletop virtual panel},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-11577-6_15}
    }
    
  • Chun-Ko Hsieh
    I-Ling Liu
    Quo-Ping Lin
    Li-Wen Chan
    Chuan-Heng Hsiao
    Yi-Ping Hung
    Year: 2012
    Treasure Transformers: Novel Interpretative Installations for the National Palace Museum
    ARTSIT
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-11577-6_15
Chun-Ko Hsieh,*, I-Ling Liu1,*, Quo-Ping Lin1,*, Li-Wen Chan2,*, Chuan-Heng Hsiao2,*, Yi-Ping Hung2,*
  • 1: National Palace Museum
  • 2: National Taiwan University
*Contact email: kenneth@npm.gov.tw, iliu@npm.gov.tw, jameslin@npm.gov.tw, allenjam@gmail.com, hsiao.chuanheng@gmail.com, Hung@csie.ntu.edu.tw

Abstract

Museums have missions to increase accessibility and share cultural assets to the public. The National Palace Museum intends to be a pioneer of utilizing novel interpretative installations to reach more diverse and potential audiences, and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) technology has been selected as the new interpretative approach. The pilot project in partnership with the National Taiwan University has successfully completed four interactive installations. To consider the different nature of collections, the four systems designed against different interpretation strategies are uPoster, i-m-Top, Magic Crystal Ball and Virtual Panel. To assess the feasibility of the project, the interactive installations were exhibited at the Taipei World Trade Center in 2008. The purpose of this paper is to present the development of the “Treasure Transformers” exhibition, design principles, and effectiveness of installations from the evaluation. It is our ambition that the contributions will propose innovative media approaches in museum settings.