With the trend towards globalisation, elements of cultural heritage are fast disappearing.
Preservation of cultural heritage by digital means is an effective way of helping retain and curate important elements of culture before they disappear forever. TEIN3 can play an important role in facilitating this.
Digitalization of dance movements and subsequent sharing of 3D models between researchers can be facilitated through TEIN3. In June 2006, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) successfully transmitted a live cultural performance on Makyong Dance from Malaysia to Vietnam during the ‘ASEM ICT Senior Official Meeting’ in Halong Vietnam.