Complex of Hue Monuments to be digitally preserved

Seagate Technology on Monday announced a partnership with CyArk, to digitally preserve Tu Duc Tomb and An Dinh Palace in the Complex of Hue Monuments in central Hue City.


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Seagate Technology, on Monday, announced a partnership with CyArk, to digitally preserve Tu Duc Tomb and An Dinh Palace in the Complex of Hue Monuments in central Hue City. — Photo courtesy of Seagate



The project of digital scanning and archiving of the UNESCO World Heritage site, approved by the People’s Committee of Thua Thien Hue Province, commenced earlier in June in co-operation with the Hue Monuments Conservation Centre (HMCC).

All the data and images captured from the field exercise will be turned into photo-real 3D models to help enhance the efficiency and accuracy of the research, conservation and restoration of Hue Monuments.

Hue Monuments was selected by CyArk, an international non-profit organisation, as part of their international programme for digital preservation through aerial surveys conducted with drones, terrestrial laser scanning known as LiDAR, and photogrammetry exercises. CyArk will be producing 3D models and architectural drawings to aid the Hue Monuments Conservation Centre in the ongoing conservation and management of the site.

Seagate supports CyArk both in the field and the office with its data-storage solutions. These devices ensure that the massive 3D capture data files from the field are safely backed up, centralised, and ready for processing to create detailed maps and architectural drawings that aid in the conservation of heritage sites. The stored data is also used to create exciting, interactive virtual reality experiences for Vietnamese tourists and academics alike while helping to preserve the design and architecture of Hue Monuments’ ancient buildings and structures facing the ravages of time.

“The final production of CyArk’s project, including all the photos taken with drones, LiDAR and the introduction clip about Tu Duc Tomb and An Dinh Palace will be stored and processed for architectural work, which will help in the research, conservation and restoration of these monuments. This project raises the awareness both of the cultural value of Hue as a UNESCO World Heritage site and the importance of preserving world cultural heritage,” Phan Thanh Hai, director of the Hue Monuments Conservation Centre, said.

The Complex of Hue Monuments site has suffered from the effects of wars, as well as modern development and expanding human settlements. In addition, climate change and natural disasters such as floods are other potential problems for the long-term management of the property.

Since 2003, CyArk has amassed high-tech digital records of over 200 heritage sites in 40 countries, including Wat Phra Si San Phet in Thailand, Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Bagan in Myanmar and the Sydney Opera House in Australia. —VNS

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