National Historical Museum of the Republic of Belarus


  • 29.08.2017

On the eve of Knowledge Day, Samsung, on the initiative and with the support of the enthusiast Akhrem Belabrovik, and in partnership with the National Historical Museum, presented a unique author's project VKL3D. Thanks to the technology of virtual reality (Samsung Gear VR), for the first time visitors of the historical museum's exposition will have the opportunity to see art–restored castles of Belarus – Krevsky and Golshansky – and to feel the "effect of presence" during their heyday (around the 15th and 17th centuries).

"The event could not have come about without a sincere response, a noble position and active support from Samsung, whose employees contributed significantly to the realization of such a necessary cause – reviving part of our culture with the help of the latest modern technologies developed by the company. The openness of the National Historical Museum to new ideas, the desire to search for original and progressive ways of demonstrating historical values, made it possible to present a unique method of displaying pages of our history through advanced technologies to a wide range. Thanks to this fruitful tripartite cooperation, we have the honor to present a new level of presentation of cognitive material, "the author noted.

The VKL3D project was started by Akhrem Belabrovik several years ago. And he sees his mission in preserving the historical memory in its actual, conceptual and visual correctness. The main goal of the project is to reflect the grandeur and spirit of the "golden age" of our history through its architecture.

According to the author of the project: "It took a lot of time to search for specialists in history and architecture who were willing to sacrifice their time for information processing, selection of workstation components and software lapping, all in order to see the light in Kreva Castle in 2014, and now Finally, painstaking work on Golshansky is over. "

With the help of Samsung Gear VR tools and technology, it was possible not only 360 ° – examination of the Kreva castle, but also a greater "presence effect" when viewing the Golshansky castle exposition due to stereo effects.

The work on 3D–reconstruction is based on old images, archival texts, scientific publications, excavation data – all this is often not enough to restore the complete picture with all the details. The solution is the well–founded use of analogues, which are many in European architecture, dictated by the usual logic, and artistic taste for creating a complete image. Therefore, in the first place, this artistic project is better defined as a popular science one.

"From the technological point of view, traditionally, the lock scenes are built up in several 3D programs and computed (rendered) on several computers.Now, with the development of virtual reality technologies much has to be learned in addition, in some cases even diametrically opposed to previous knowledge and skills. Due to the fact that the technology is quite new, for it there are quite a few instructions and training materials – one has to learn from time to time "trial and error." But, as they say, still before: to start finalize the project site, technology lost relevance due to the sharp obsolescence of technology Flash.

In the creative plans – the restoration of the castle "White Kovel", for which information is now collected. Of course, it is very welcome and it is expected that there will be help from experts and interested in this plan.

Within the framework of technological development, work is underway to move to another platform, which will enable dynamic representation, and in the near future – interactive participation of the viewer, "the author of VKL3D said during the presentation.

According to Aleksey Golub, the head of the Samsung representative office in Belarus, Alexei Golub: "We have decided with great pleasure to support technically the project of Mr. Belavrovik: Samsung is always at the forefront of modern and the newest technologies that change our lives for the better, and now we offer everyone who comes to An exhibition in a historical museum to dress VR–glasses of Samsung and to feel in an incredible reality of majestic and beautiful Belarusian castles. "

The VKL3D project will be part of the permanent exhibition of the National Historical Museum, and therefore anyone who wants to see the greatness of the 15th–17th century will be able to do so at any time.

National Historical Museum of the Republic of Belarus

Minsk, K. Marx, 12

Tel. 327 43 22