The 2D animation and the related introduction are putting in the software installed in the interactive kiosk. Visitors can touch the screen and select different topics to watch the animation or check the information in detail. The objective of this exhibition is to let visitors having experience about Dun Huang in digital way.

Digital Dunhuang — Tales of Heaven and Earth

With their vast repository of Buddhist art, the Dunhuang Caves has been acclaimed as an “Encyclopaedia of the Middle Ages”. Following the great success of Dunhuang – Untold Tales, Untold Riches exhibition in 2014, Hong Kong Heritage Museum is delighted to join hands once again with the Dunhuang Academy in presenting another exhibition on Dunhuang’s grotto culture. This newly curated exhibition highlights the achievements of digitisation projects of the Dunhuang Academy, together with a presentation of unearthed artefacts, the grotto art of Dunhuang, and the latest multimedia technology, to allow visitors an opportunity to study Dunhuang culture up close and appreciate the stories of the Buddhist realm and the ordinary people.

Technology plays more and more important role in the cultural heritage conservation. The Dunhuang Academy is a pioneer in the field among the cultural institutes in Mainland and has made substantial achievements in digitisation, 3D scanning and virtual reality representation of the Dunhuang relics, not to mention its accomplishments in promoting the cultural heritage of Dunhuang through internet and multimedia programmes. The exhibition showcases 100 exhibits including a replica cave of Mogao Cave 285, virtual caves, a digitised monumental mural of Mogao Cave 61, Mount Wutai, artefacts and archives, interactive multimedia installations and audio-visual programmes, to offer a unique museum experience that allows visitors to learn about the history and art of the Dunhuang Caves.

During the exhibition period, a mini display on Dunhuang music culture will be held in the Function Place on the first floor of the Museum.

(Source from the Hong Kong Heritage Museum)