In our research, we propose Mixed Reality Digital Museum to convey background information about museum exhibits by using mixed reality technologies. Based on this concept, we construct and demonstrate three types of exhibition system: Digital Display Case, Digital Diorama and Outdoor Gallery. Also to supporting museum activity, we construct and demonstrate several approaches which are acquisition and application of visitor’s activity, supporting curator’s activity, recalling after visiting, and etc. In this paper, the authors first introduce the outline of “Mixed Reality Digital Museum” project under the sponsorship of MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology). Then, the basic concept and project formation of the project are quickly introduced. After that, among the many project subtopics, the authors introduce two types of museum system using Mixed Reality technology: “Digital Display Case” and “Digital Diorama.” Result of the implementation of the first stage prototypes are introduced and future plan is discussed.


Digital Museum Mixed Reality Digital Display Case Digital Diorama 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tomohiro Tanikawa
    • 1
  • Takuji Narumi
    • 1
  • Michitaka Hirose
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of Information Science and Technologythe University of TokyoJapan

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