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Sunday, November 29, 2009

European Virtual Museum - 3D, Interactive Artifacts

The European Virtual Museum is the product of collaboration between twenty-seven European museums. The European Virtual Museum makes artifacts of European history available in interactive 3D form. Through the use of QuickTime technology the artifacts in the European Virtual Museum can be rotated for optimum viewing. Visitors to the European Virtual Museum can browse through the collections by chronology, geographic area, object type, contributing museum, routes, and tour itineraries.












Applications for Education
The interactive 3D objects in the European Virtual Museum are a great improvement over simple static images of artifacts. For example, rather than looking at only a portion of this artifact, students can view all of the engraving on it.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
The Bayeux Tapestry Animated
Timelines TV - British and American History Videos
Ancient Web - The Ancient World's Great Civilizations