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ASEAN museums use 3D data to preserve items in online archive

More than 160 ancient and fragile items digitized to prevent deterioration

The ASEAN Secretariat has conducted the digitization of cultural heritage items from Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia to launch a 3D data archive online. 

TOKYO -- Southeast Asia's museums, galleries and libraries are preserving their most fragile collection items using 3D data technology, making them available online for anyone who wants to take a close look.

From Indonesia's 14th century La Galigo script, which is listed in the UNESCO Memory of the World registry, to a collection of gilded manuscript cabinets from Thailand, 160 items have been digitized and were published online in the ASEAN Cultural Heritage Digital Archive this week.

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