Virtual Reality as a Means for Preserving Digital Heritage: Masjid Jamek

By Yan Peng Lim.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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In previous decades only small scientific communities were privileged to do address matters of cultural heritage. Consequently, our cultural and information heritage has been converted into digital forms where the technologies we use to create and enjoy the digital heritage boast many advantages. This is evident from the extraordinarily rapid take up of the technologies in many parts of the world. With the help of modern information technologies, exposure to the general public becomes a lot easier. This article presents a study of the use of Virtual Reality as a means of contributing in the creation of digital heritage preservation. The author takes on the Malaysian government’s programming in the field of digital preservation of the ‘Masjid Jamek’ or the Jamek Mosque as a case study. In 2009, The National Heritage Department of Malaysia identified several mosques that had rich and strong heritage to be presented to the government for the purpose of preserving these religious institutions

Keywords: Virtual Reality, Cultural Heritage, Mosque, Digital Preservation

International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 5, Issue 9, pp.119-128. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 915.573KB).

Dr. Yan Peng Lim

Lecturer, Faculty of Creative Multimedia, Multimedia University, Cyberjaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Yan Peng Lim is currently a lecturer in the Faculty of Creative Multimedia at the Multimedia University.

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