The Louvre Goes VR
The Louvre is the famous museum in Paris with the glass pyramid in front. It houses some of the most well known works of art in the world! This collection includes the famous Mona Lisa by Leonardo DaVinci. It is a rather small painting for it’s fame, and it is actually rather hard to see. It’s behind bulletproof glass and the crowds gather to get a glimpse. Well, now there is a solution to this problem. The Louvre is going virtual!
Getting to France can be kind of pricey, depending on where you are based. That doesn’t even include the hotel and everything else that you will need while you are there. So this option makes the enigmatic Mona Lisa available to people of all income levels across the globe. They’d only need a virtual reality headset to fully enjoy that. The reason they are implementing this idea is because they are hosting what is sure to be an amazing exhibit featuring Leonardo DaVinci’s work. The museum predicted that the visitors to the museum will be so numerous and will want to see the Mona Lisa. However, it might get too hectic in the small room that houses it. So they want to offer the experience not only to the virtual world but also to those who visit the museum.
This will offer more than the ability to see the painting up close. It will also offer audio that explains about the history and features of the painting, as well as some of the latest scientific research specialists are going about the painting. What other wonders of the world will become available through virtual reality? Only time will tell as museums and other knowledge institutions become hip to virtual reality and what it can offer lovers of the arts!