The First Smart Museum in Central Asia opens in Samarkand
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- The first in Central Asia Smart-Museum opened in Samarkand, implemented with the support of the State Tourism Development Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Ministry of Innovative Development, the Ministry of Culture, the regional and city administration of Samarkand.
The museum is opened in the mausoleum of Amir Temur. Its peculiarity is that visitors here have the opportunity to obtain additional information about the exhibit and the mausoleum with modern interactive methods.
The project was implemented at the initiative of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev. During his visit to Samarkand, in January 2019, the head of state was presented this system, which he later proposed to introduce in all major historical monuments of the country.
On site, there is a special audio guide for ten exhibits in five languages - Russian, Uzbek, English, French and Korean.
Visitors can use their own smartphone while visiting the museum - listen to the audio guide, get information about the exhibit by pointing the camera of the phone at the object of the exhibition. Also, video fragments from historical chronicles were created to convey to the visitor a historical atmosphere.
Another difference of the museum is the possibility of immersion in another reality. The technology of augmented reality on the NazzAR platform is a system of user interaction with objects of the surrounding world, using a smartphone.
The user receives additional interactive content in the form of audio, video, 3D-scenes and objects. To get started, the user needs to install the NazzAR application available on Android and iOS devices on his smartphone. To dive into virtual reality will be used special glasses.