Live virtual reality in museums
More and more museums are betting on new technologies to offer different experiences so far.
Virtual reality has come to museums. Now more than ever, museums have realized that what counts most is the experience in first person. To be fashionable, many of them offer to their visitors unique experiences, where they go from being a passive spectator to being an active spectator who can enter fully into the exposed content. Thanks to virtual reality, artists come to life and show us their live creation process.
The National Archaeological Museum is one of the first museums to integrate this new fashion, through its “Vivir en” application. The viewer can go through the five stages of history: Prehistory, Protohistory, Roman Hispania, Middle Ages and Modern. The application offers historical scenes examined to the last detail. In addition, they can walk through the streets, homes and immerse themselves in the way of life that our ancestors had thanks to Samsung Gear VR technology, which has a wide field of view of 101 degrees.
But the National Archaeological Museum is not the only one that bets on this initiative. The Gaudí Exhibition Center (largest space in the world dedicated to Gaudí), offers a wide technological equipment with which you make a sensorial journey through the universe of the Catalan architect. The exhibition “Walking with Gaudí” offers the possibility of meeting with Antoni Gaudí himself inside the Crypt of the Colónia Güell, through videowall, augmented reality, LFD technology and interactive contents integrated in tablets.