Technological novelties in Minsk museums

Technological novelties in Minsk museums

In Literary Museum of Yanka Kupala, you can not only immerse yourself in the working atmosphere of the Belarusian classic writer, but also see the poet himself.

The word-painter is drinking tea in his work-room. By the way, the museum exposition completely reflects the place where Ivan Lutsevich worked. All the furniture is authentic.

The Yanka Kupala museum was the first in Belarus to introduce a hologram into a static exposition. This hologram perfectly completed its general multimedia picture. In the rooms, there are touch screens. On one of the touch displays you can even look through Yanka Kupala's manuscript collection On Paths of Life.

This is a mobile version of the Oceanographic Museum. What kind of exhibits does it keep?

A 12-metre military trailer can accommodate an extensive exposition of several hundred exhibits, from models of submarines of different times and archival photographs to inhabitants of water depths. But even there it has not been without innovations.

On the improvised board, there is also a small biological laboratory, which allows everyone to feel like a researcher.

Alexey Azarov, Director of Oceanography Center Open Ocean:
Our submarine has a microlaboratory of algae and three digital microscopes. Here we have a stereoscopic binocular microscope, which has been reorganized and made compatible with smartphones. Children who visit us will be able to make images of the microworld on their smartphone's camera.

In the near future, the visitors of this underwater station will have an opportunity to get in touch with Belarusian polar explorers in real-time mode, as well as make their prediction with the help of a robot meteorologist.

The Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War astounds not only by its scale, but also by multimedia novelties, which are at every step.

Within the walls of the museum, there is everything to make a tour fascinating. For example, there are information points, touch displays and projectors.

In one of the rooms, there is a holographic theater with installation dedicated to the Brest Fortress, where the detachment commander is depicted on the background of the ruins of the military fortress. In the room, where it you are told about the times of German occupation, you can see real fire and smoke!

Another interesting interactive area is a front-line mobile cinema, on the screen of which films are broadcast. The installation allows you to imagine yourself as a soldier of the Red Army, who arranges a film show right in front-line conditions.

We change the military entourage and go to the National History Museum.

Has the life of the museum changed after the introduction of media technologies?

Victoria Pribytok, researcher at National History Museum of Republic of Belarus:
Yes, of course. A project has been working in our museum since October 2016. We offer our visitors to plunge into the world of medieval castles with the help of 3D glasses. You can see Golshansky Castle and Kreva Castle. Also, we have a virtual Bible of first Belarusian book printer Francysk Skaryna and with the help of a sensor you can thumb through this Bible and get acquainted with its content.

And these incredible glasses allow you to see the cross of Euphrosyne of Polotsk in 3D.

In the repository of historical rarities, anyone can take pictures with the exhibit and print a photo right here.

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