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Virtual Museum Software JATAN

  • By the end of 2023, the Union government intends to have completed the 3D digitalization of all museums under its administrative supervision.
  • The digitising programme employing JATAN software aims to improve object conservation and preservation.

What is JATAN Software?

  • In Indian museums, JATAN is a virtual museum construction programme.
  • It facilitates the development of a digital collection management system and is used in numerous national institutions throughout India.
  • The goal of JATAN is to digitally preserve and document museum artefacts for scholars, curators, and other interested parties.
  • The Human Centres Design and Computing Group at the Centre for Development of Smart Computing (C-DAC) in Pune designed and built the programme.
  • JATAN makes it easier to create digital impressions of conserved artefacts and monuments.
  • These digital imprints have been placed into the national digital repository and site, making them publically available.

The Advantages of 3D Digitization

  • 3D digitalization improves item conservation and preservation, ensuring their long-term protection.
  • It improves museum visitors’ access and exploration by providing new methods to interact with the collection.
  • Digitised 3D models can be utilised in augmented reality, virtual reality, and interactive learning activities to provide immersive educational experiences.
  • Furthermore, the digitalization process opens up the possibility of 3D printing, which allows for the duplication and comprehensive study of artefacts.
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