STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan Museum of Natural History (PMNH) has added Virtual Orientation Gallery (VOG) project to its Display Centre, which is directly related to the national priorities in terms of the conservation strategies of the biodiversity of the country. The VOG aims at providing inter-active electronic based information to students and general public on Pakistan natural resources, which includes flora, fauna, minerals and fossils, says a press release issued here last week.
It complements the existing information and awareness related activities and features of PMNH including dioramas in various galleries, film shows, posters, brocheres, workshops, seminars and lectures.
“VOG is a creative achievement in the field of information technology and consists of informative software on natural history. It runs on a network of computer systems located in the PMNH Display Centre with each computer using touch screen technology for an interactive learning experience,” PMNH spokesperson Rehana Batool told the media.
Other than the World of Natural History section, all components are available in both English and Urdu for the convenience of users. One section provides a summary of the various functions, activities and scientists of PMNH. She said that visitors can get complete information about PMNH by touching “About PMNH” icon on the screen.

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