Virtual Museum Bangladesh, a platform developed with the aim of spreading the rich history and heritage of the country all over the world, is going to be launched today (Monday).
The launching ceremony of the museum will take place in the evening at Bangamata Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib Auditorium of the National Museum, says a press release.
Virtual Museum Bangladesh is a platform where traditional installations and antiquities of Bangladesh are presented as state-of-the-art VR content, added the release.
Prime Minister's Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Affairs Adviser Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury is scheduled to attend the ceremony as chief guest.
The development of Virtual Museum Bangladesh began in the mid of 2017. In the meantime, six different archaeological sites have been added to the Virtual Museum Bangladesh app as immersive virtual reality content.
The archaeological sites attached to the app are: Sixty Dome Mosque in Bagerhat, Chhoto Sona Mosque in Chapainawabganj, Bara Sardar Bari in Sonargaon, 11 Shiva Temple in Jessore, Panam Nagar in Narayanganj and Kantjew Temple in Dinajpur.
Anyone can download the app from the website (virtualmuseumbd.com) and experience the six installations virtually with just a VR headset. In addition to that, each archaeological content can be explored on the website as a three-sixty tour without even a VR headset.
The organisers believe that this museum can be of great help for school and college students, domestic and foreign tourists, physically challenged people or anyone to explore the sites saving money, time and effort.
Additional Inspector General of Bangladesh Police SM Ruhul Amin, Liberation War Museum Trustee Mofidul Haque and Professor Dr Shahnewaz, Department of Archeology, Jahangirnagar University, will also be present at the ceremony.