CAO Hong 曹宏
Peking University 北京大學
How to Fulfill an Ideal Exhibition Logic using Digital Technology: A Case Study of Northern Wei Murals Exhibition at PKU Sackler Museum
如何應用數字技術實現一個理想展覽的邏輯 ─ 以北大賽克勒博物館大同沙嶺北魏壁畫展為例
1) Brief History of SMPKU SMPKU was opened in 1993 and was the first teaching museum in China. SMPKU has not only showcased the university's accomplishments in archaeological and cultural relics studies, but also has served as an important academic exchange center by working with artists and specialists from various cultural backgrounds in organizing art exhibitions and symposiums.
2) Topics Covered by the Exhibition An Imaginative World of Afterlife: The Northern Wei Murals of Shaling M:7 and Yungang Grotto Art Exhibition -- an exhibition organized by the School of Archaeology and Museology at PKU in collaboration with Yungang Grottoes Research Institute from 12 Jan 2017 to 26 March 2018. This exhibition has focused on the murals found in the tombs (AD435) of Northern Wei Dynasty in Shaling near Datong, Shanxi province. The finding of these murals was among the top 10 Archaeological Discoveries of 2005, in China.
In this exhibition we have displayed several reproduced murals and some original statues from Yungang Grottoes. These mural reproductions have been created by the joint efforts of the archaeologists at Yungang Grottoes Research Institute and muralists from Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. They worked on the project for 2 years. The statues and mural paintings have depicted the affluent life styles enjoyed by Northern Wei's ruling class, and their wishes to continue the prosperity into the world of afterlife.
3) Highlights of the exhibition This exhibition emphasizes on collaboration of professionals across disciplines, including archaeologists, curators, art historians, ancient architectural history experts, artists and computer experts. During the presentation, I will further discuss the latest research results and new approaches in utilizing digital technology, such as 3D printing and VR, to expand audience's participation experiences as well as how to create an exhibition audio video tour with the WeChat app.