Revive the Spirit of the Forbidden City by VR Technology

Yi, Su (2008) Revive the Spirit of the Forbidden City by VR Technology. In: 16th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Finding the spirit of place – between the tangible and the intangible’, 29 sept – 4 oct 2008, Quebec, Canada. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract (in English)

As the most famous heritage site of China, the Forbidden City not only represent masterpieces in the development imperial palace architecture, but also carry profound cultural information and evidence to the living traditions and the customs of Han and Manchu, which was considered as the spirit of the place. But today the historic and cultural information of the Forbidden City has lost a lot due to the deteriorated environment. In recent years, the excessive tourism with approximately 10 million visitors per year has obviously threatened the historic buildings and the landscape too. In order to preserving the site, people have to be kept away from some buildings, thus the true spirit of the place could not be understood well. This paper intent to introduce what we have done with virtual reality technology, discussing whether we could help people to access and understand the heritage sites much better by VR without any destruction.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Authors:
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Yi, SuUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: historic monuments; historic site; World Heritage List; spirit of place; virtual reality; restoration; threats; mass tourism
Subjects: M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 03. World Heritage List
O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
L.PRESENTATION AND TRANSMISSION OF HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
Name of monument, town, site, museum: The Forbidden City in Beijing, China
UNESCO WHC Number: 439
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2008, 16th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2010 16:59
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:12
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/128

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