The world famous products, such as the mona lisa are fascinating, but when in front of one at the museum, the experience is sometimes disappointing. It is not easy to discover the mysteries of a masterpiece, the whole story behind the painting being in the middle of a crowd of visitors. Thanks to virtual reality, museums can offer an immersive experience to dive more easily in the works of art.
This is what has been put in place, the Louvre museum, in the framework of the exhibition dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci, with an augmented reality experience that allows you to discover the universe associated with the mona lisa
Discover in detail the mysteries related to the realization of the famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci
Several rooms have been made available for visitors, equipped with a virtual reality helmet HTC Cosmos to discover the mysteries behind the mona lisa. The experience of “Mona Lisa: beyond the glass”, begins, opposite the table, behind his protective screen, in its room of the museum, with other paintings around it, as if it were a guided tour of classic. But suddenly, the mona lisa leaves the table to get at a human scale, in the face of the visitor. The experience becomes immersive to capture the attention of the visitor and reveal the information surrounding the mystery of this character, the iconic Leonardo da Vinci.
The reproduction is meticulous. According to the project leader Tarek El Khamsa ” we were able to model and make visible all the details that we can’t see by looking at the table. It goes down to the morphology of the Mona Lisa “.
To address the greatest number of visitors, including novices to the virtual reality, the experience has been simplified. According to Emmanuel Guerriero, co-founder of Emissive, the agency that designed the experience, “the instructions of the Louvre were to go to sobriety and avoid the surfeit, saturate the people with information”.
The exhibition opened on Thursday, October 24 until February 20, 2020. Because of the heavy crowds expected, it is recommended to book a spot for your session.
Virtual reality in the museum, an opportunity to accompany the exhibitions
The Louvre has chosen the most iconic of his collection to launch in the virtual reality for the first time. Emissive, had already worked with the Cité de l’architecture in Paris to allow visitors to explore the rooms inaccessible to the public of the great pyramid of Cheops. In addition to stroll in the galleries of the pyramid, the experience helped us understand how to have been performed the latest findings of a cavity of 30 meters is hidden within the pyramid.
This is another very good example of the contribution of virtual reality in the museum, which with the help of a simple headset, you can discover environments previously inaccessible to visitors stuck in the showrooms.