Seeing the past: An augmented reality application for visualization the previous state of cultural heritage locations

Piotr Jakub Siekański , Eryk Bunsch , Robert Sitnik


Augmented reality is very widely used to increase the attractiveness of sightseeing cultural heritage objects. Many locations are superimposed with additional computer generated data such as monuments, buildings, virtual characters, fauna and flora using dedicated systems that must be compatible with existing preservation policy. In this paper we present an example of an application that is used in King's Chinese Cabinet (Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanów, Warsaw, Poland) that was scanned twice, before and after restoration works. This set of 3D data allows us to create an unique application that visualizes the real past state of preservation instead of computer generated artificial one. The interior is under a very strict protection and that increases significantly the requirements for an augmented reality system.
Author Piotr Jakub Siekański (FM / IMPh)
Piotr Jakub Siekański,,
- The Institute of Micromechanics and Photonics
, Eryk Bunsch
Eryk Bunsch,,
, Robert Sitnik (FM / IMPh)
Robert Sitnik,,
- The Institute of Micromechanics and Photonics
Corporate authorWarsaw University of Technology (PW), Muzeum Pałacu Króla Jana III w Wilanowie
Journal seriesIS&T/SPIE Symposium on Electronic Imaging: Science &Technology, ISSN , e-ISSN 2470-1173, (0 pkt)
Issue year2018
Pages452-1 - 452-4(4)
Publication size in sheets0.3
ConferenceElectronic Imaging, The Engineering Reality of Virtual Reality 2018 (Electronic Imaging 2018), 28-01-2018 - 01-02-2018, Burlingame, CA, Stany Zjednoczone
Keywords in Englishaugmented reality, cultural heritage, camera tracking
Languageen angielski
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