With the aim of presenting the rich history and heritage of Bangladesh all over the world through modern technology, Virtual Museum Bangladesh (VMB) is going to be launched on Monday in the country.
The launching ceremony of VMB will take place in the evening at the Bangamata Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib Auditorium of the National Museum.
Prime Minister’s Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Affairs Adviser Dr Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury, Bir Bikram is scheduled to present at the ceremony as chief guest, said a press release on Sunday.
The organizer said the VMB is a platform where traditional installations and antiquities of Bangladesh are presented as state-of-the-art VR content.
They said: “We are hopeful that this flagship project will play a significant role in spreading the rich history and heritage of Bangladesh all over the world.”
VMB is a great solution for school and college students, domestic and foreign tourists, physically challenged people or anyone to explore the sites saving money, time and effort, added the organizer.
The development of Virtual Museum Bangladesh began in mid-2017. In the meantime, six different archaeological sites had been added to the VMB app as immersive virtual reality content.
Anyone can download the app from the website virtualmuseumbd.com and experience the six installations virtually with just a VR headset.
In addition, each archaeological content can be explored on the website as a three-sixty tour without even a VR headset.
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 Kantajew Temple in Dinajpur.
Additional Inspector General of Bangladesh Police SM Ruhul Amin, Liberation War Museum Trustee Mofidul Haque and Prof Shahnewaz of the department of archeology of Jahangirnagar University will also grace the occasion.