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Source: TH

 Context: A MoU has been signed between the MeitY and Union Culture Ministry to complete 3D digitisation of all museums (under central control) by the year-end for better conservation of artefacts.

How? The 3D digitisation would be done using the JATAN virtual museum builder software through 3D scanning.


3D scanning:

  • It means analysing a real-world object or environment to collect 3-dimensional data on its shape and possibly its appearance.
  • The collected data is then used to construct digital 3D models.


About JATAN:

  • JATAN is a digital collection management system for Indian museums designed and developed by Human Centres Design and Computing Group, Centre for Development of Smart Computing, Pune.
  • It can create 3D virtual galleries and provide public access through web, mobile or touchscreen kiosks.


Museums included:

  • Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad,
  • The Allahabad Museum in Prayagraj,
  • The Indian Museum and the Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata,
  • The National Museum and the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi.