K-Culture Time Machine: A Mobile AR Experience Platform for Korean Cultural Heritage Sites

  • Hyerim Park
  • Eunseok Kim
  • Hayun Kim
  • Jae-eun Shin
  • Junki Kim
  • Kihong Kim
  • Woontack WooEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10905)


In applying MR (AR/VR) technologies to cultural heritage sites, the design and implementation of mobile MR applications have mostly lacked a holistic and systematic approach in the viewpoint of retrieving existing content and providing personalized experiences to visitors on the fly. To address this issue, we designed and implemented the KCTM application in which various types of content from different databases are brought together and reorganized by a newly proposed metadata schema that assigns spatio-temporal information to them for the purpose of visualizing them in MR environments. According to the user evaluation, most of the participants expressed strong interest in touring the heritage sites augmented with various related content.


Cultural heritage AR framework Metadata schema 



This research is supported by Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) and Korea Creative contents Agency (KOCCA) in the Culture Technology (CT) Research & Development Program 2018.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hyerim Park
    • 1
  • Eunseok Kim
    • 2
  • Hayun Kim
    • 1
  • Jae-eun Shin
    • 1
  • Junki Kim
    • 2
  • Kihong Kim
    • 2
  • Woontack Woo
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.KAIST UVR LabDaejeonRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.Augmented Reality Research Institute KAISTDaejeonRepublic of Korea

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