In this study, a model for the value-added applications and services was developed. Hong-gah Museum, as the content holder, provided their valuable digital contents such as oil paintings, water color painting, calligraphy, etc. A licensing company, ArtKey, was responsible for obtaining the commercial authorization of the digital contents from Hong-gah Museum, meanwhile, three manufacturers (PMI, IF, and KYMCO) were responsible for producing merchandises such as art doors or leather products.The purpose of this project was not only for culture heritage preservation, but also for enhancing traditional manufacturing industry and people's life. In fact, a model of academy-industry cooperation with digital archives is worth developing in Taiwan. Although there is still a room for improvement, with the effort of various groups, the model would become more and more mature. If museums make the maximum use of academy-industry cooperation model, there would be more opportunities for their collections to be known to the public. The more people are familiarized with their artworks, the less distance there would be between the museums and the public. The model, therefore, is worth trying for museums.
Yung-Cheng Hsieh, Ju-Chun Chien, Hui-Wen Cheng, "Utilizing Digital Contents to Enhance Traditional Manufacturing Industry and People's Life" in Proc. IS&T Archiving 2007, 2007, pp 134 - 142, https://doi.org/10.2352/issn.2168-3204.2007.4.1.art00032