In just over 20 days, the digital restoration exhibition of Tianlongshan Grottoes received 956800 hits. Last year's first exhibition in France also made the Tianlongshan grottoes, which had been "disappeared" for thousands of years, appear in full image for the first time in front of overseas people. " Liu Yuwei, Secretary of the Party group of Taiyuan Municipal Bureau of cultural relics in Shanxi Province, said in an interview with reporters on the 19th.
Not long ago, the State Administration of cultural relics of China introduced 100 2020 theme exhibitions of "promoting excellent traditional culture and cultivating socialist core values" to the society. As the only digital exhibition integrating cultural relics and science and technology, the digital restoration exhibition of Tianlong Mountain Grottoes has made the lost cultural relics reappear in the form of digital "virtual".
The Tianlongshan grottoes were first excavated in the Northern Dynasties and Eastern Wei Dynasty (534-550). After the excavation in the Northern Qi, Sui and Tang Dynasties, there are 25 caves with more than 500 statues and more than 1000 flying Apsaras, caisson and murals. The Tianlongshan grottoes are a typical example of the gradual localization of Buddhist grottoes in China, reflecting the outstanding achievements of Chinese Grottoes art from the northern and Southern Dynasties to the Sui and Tang Dynasties.
In the 1920s, the Tianlongshan grottoes were excavated on a large scale, and most of the fine cultural relics were lost overseas. The world-famous statues of Tianlongshan Grottoes have different heads and different places.
In order to let the Tianlongshan Grottoes "see the sky again", the Tianlongshan Grottoes Museum of Taiyuan City, together with the University of Chicago and the University of Taiyuan University of technology, collected more than 100 3D data of lost statues of Tianlongshan in nearly 30 museums in 9 countries, including the Metropolitan Museum of New York, the British Museum, the National Museum of Tokyo, and the National Museum of China Professional digital recovery.
Under this background, the exhibition of digital restoration of Tianlongshan Grottoes came into being. The exhibition is divided into five sections: preface, mountain, Buddha, human and epilogue. The exhibition uses the forms of immersive cinema, phantom imaging, 3D projection, digital scroll, digital cave, VR grotto exploration, holographic image, high-definition video, interactive multimedia experience and other forms of expression to create an exhibition mode in which the audience can highly participate in interactive and immersive experience, and fully display the original appearance of Tianlongshan Grottoes before being stolen and chiseled.
The digital restoration exhibition of Tianlongshan Grottoes is a key promotion project of "Chinese culture going global". In the first national cultural heritage exhibition project, which can be carried out in Taiyuan in 2019, is the first one to go out of China's cultural heritage list. In September 2019, the first domestic exhibition will be held in Taiyuan Museum.
The digital restoration exhibition of Tianlongshan Grottoes is the first large-scale digital multi-media exhibition in the world to carry out comprehensive virtual restoration of grottoes cultural relics separated by historical reasons. "We hope that this is not only an exhibition, but also a ceremony for you and me to feel the historical context, experience the cultural collision, feel the wisdom of life, and think about the future destiny." Liu Yuwei said.