The Van Mieu-Quoc Tu Giam relic site has recently introduced an interactive game for young visitors called “finding mascots on ancient architecture”. The game is played on an iPad and is designed to engage and entertain visitors while exploring the site.
The game features six doors, each representing a different architectural style found at the relic site. These styles include Four Pillars, the Gate of the Temple of Literature, Dai Trung Gate, Khue Van Cac, Dai Thanh Gate, and Bai Duong House.
In addition to this game, the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum has developed the iMuseum VFA multimedia voiceover application, available on both Android and iOS. This application uses QR codes or identifiers to provide detailed information about the museum’s art works. Visitors can view high-quality images of the works, read introductions, locate artifacts, see display system diagrams, and navigate the museum in different languages.
With just a mobile phone or tablet and an internet connection, visitors can explore 100 typical works from the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum’s regular display system. They can choose to visit the museum in person or access the artworks online. The iMuseum VFA application offers multiple language options, including Vietnamese, English, French, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Italian, and German.
In addition to these interactive features, the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum is also developing themed tours using the iMuseum VFA system. These tours include topics such as “Vietnamese Lacquer Painting” and “National Treasure”, providing visitors with a unique and engaging way to explore the museum’s artifacts.
According to Duong Ngoc Ha from the Centre for Cultural and Scientific Activities at Van Mieu-Quoc Tu Giam, the way visitors engage with museums and cultural artifacts is shifting. It is no longer just about receiving information, but about actively discussing and sharing experiences. Memorable and interactive experiences are becoming increasingly important, as they provide visitors with not only knowledge but also skills and emotions.
The director of the Hue Museum of Royal Antiquities, Huynh Thi Anh Van, highlights the importance of incorporating high technology into display and exhibition activities in the 4.0 revolution. The trend of combining interactive elements with traditional display methods is gaining popularity worldwide. By incorporating interactive applications and design images, museums can create new and immersive experiences for visitors.
However, experts emphasize that technology should be seen as a tool rather than the end goal. They advise museums and monuments to focus on developing quality personnel and seeking economic and technological resources to create attractive and interactive products. Creative ideas, deep content, and appropriate resources are essential for successfully implementing interactive experiences.