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Staying at home doesn’t mean you can’t delve into the rich history of museum artifacts.
The Museums Department has uploaded over 30 3D images of museum artifacts on the ASEAN Cultural Heritage Archive website (HERE) for anyone to explore.
Via the 3D explorer you can observe ancient artifacts with much more clarity than possible in person. The museum items can be examined from every angle and even zoomed in to check out minute details.
Among the precious artifacts that can be analysed include the ancient 8th century statue of Avalokitesvara discovered in Bidor, several historical keris, historic gold coins and precious Orang Asli crafts.
Besides these items in Muzium Negara, collections from the National Art Gallery and National Department for Culture and Arts are also available on the site.
You can also explore collections from Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia.
If examining these treasures isn’t enough, the Museum Department also hosts live curator talks on the items in their collections on Facebook page (HERE). So, you can interact with the curator and ask questions to satisfy your curiosity.
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