An immersive journey to Canarian heritage thanks to virtual reality

A person operates with his mobile in the exhibition. / c7

The exhibition 'Windows to Heritage', promoted by the General Directorate of Cultural Heritage of the Government of the Canary Islands, opens in the Cueva Pintada de Gáldar

CANARY ISLANDS7 The Gran Canarian palms

New technologies are not only a means to investigate, but to spread heritage.
The Cueva Pintada Museum and Archaeological Park takes an immersive look at the identity past of the Canary archipelago thanks to the exhibition
'Windows to Heritage', which was inaugurated this Tuesday, August 9, at 11:00 a.m., at the Gáldar museum headquarters, managed by the Ministry of Culture of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria.

The exhibition, whose objective is to bring cultural heritage closer to all citizens through the use of new technologies, will be open
until next October 2.

The exhibition is located
on the terraces of the museum and archaeological park, just at the end of the usual guided tour of the facilities. For this reason, the temporary and itinerant exhibition becomes part of the usual guided tour, but it can also be visited in person.
free of charge during museum opening hours, from Tuesday to Saturday, from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Sundays and holidays, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The exhibition initiative highlights the importance of bringing the Canarian heritage legacy closer to its inhabitants. It is a
temporary and itinerant exhibitionpromoted by the General Directorate of Cultural Heritage of the Vice-Ministry of Culture and Cultural Heritage of the Government of the Canary Islands, through the program
'EnSeñas Patrimony'.

The Minister of Culture of the Cabildo,
Guacimara Medinaattended the official presentation of 'Windows to Heritage', in which
Angel Rodriguez Fleitas technician linked to the 'EnSeñas Patrimonio' ​​project made an educational visit to the space, in which "we can discover at our own pace, in an interactive way, the heritage of all the islands", highlighted the island manager, who also highlighted the power of the proposal to "create the need to visit and get to know each of the places that are first known interactively".

Ángel Rodríguez explains details of the exhibition to Carmen Gloria Rodríguez and Guacimara Medina. /

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The director and curator of the Cueva Pintada Museum and Archaeological Park,
Carmen Gloria Rodriguez, highlights that the exhibition 'Windows to Heritage' «has the enormous quality of trying to make, in a single installation, a panoramic view of the different heritage values ​​of the islands. The tangible and intangible heritage of a territory fragmented by its insularity requires these resources that bring the cultural wealth of the archipelago closer to the citizenry».

on mobile

To enjoy the interactive proposal in all its dimensions, those responsible for the project suggest that visitors to the exhibition download the 'Windows to Heritage' application in advance, available for
all Iphone and Android devices. This resource allows automatic access, through 'bluetooth', to the multiple interactive resources of the exhibition.

Augmented reality, historical recreation videosvirtual reality, intelligent beaconing, 3D scanning through a touch screen and QR that links to information pills are some of the innovative technological resources that the exhibition uses to show our past with the eyes of the future.

'Windows to Heritage' is, as its managers describe, a traveling and versatile exhibition made up of
an assembly in two sectionswith panels and technological resources that allow an immersive experience of the Canarian cultural heritage.

Created a
space perimeter system with telescopic bars and printed canvases, together with a central technological assembly that proposes to make a tour that allows interaction with each technological model. The ICT modules are made up of augmented reality where an avatar explains the dynamics of the exhibition upon arrival.

the experience too
includes videos of historical recreation with actors from the past, as well as an animation that narrates historical events.

It is the most innovative proposal, which includes the use of virtual reality glasses to witness a burial ceremony in the Uchova cave, in San Miguel de Abona, Tenerife. Virtual reality is also present through the personal mobile phone and an intelligent beacon is used to listen to announcements about a particular milestone.

The spectacular 3D scanning of museum pieces allows
appreciate objects as if we could touch them. The touch screens and QR codes that redirect to audiovisual interviews with expert personnel on different heritage topics complete the interactive and family experience that the initiative seeks.

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