Virtual Reality And The Museum Of The Future

Virtual Reality And The Museum Of The Future

Imagine being able to visit the Louvre, the Rijksmuseum and the Guggenheim all in one day! Imagine looking at the world's most famous masterpieces from your favourite chair in your own home. Sounds like science fiction? Not at Europeana!

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Photo credits:

The Pyramid of the Louvre, Paris, France
(CC BY-NC-ND) Grufnik, 2006 -

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
(CC BY-NC-ND) Ton Nolles, 2013 -

(CC BY-NC-ND) Santiago Richard, 2005 -

Music: Jenova 7 - Slum Ballerina, shared under a CC-BY-NC-ND license - Heartless -

Demo development: ArchiVision, The Oculus Rift development kit is available from

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Europe's culture - collected for you. Explore more than 30 million items from a range of Europe's leading galleries, libraries, archives and museums.

Paintings in this demo:

The Threatened Swan by Jan Asselijn 

Children learn a cat dance, known as 'The Dance' by Jan Havicksz Steen 

The Love Letter by Johannes Vermeer 

The Meager Company by Fans Hals (finished by Pieter Codde)

The Night Watch (De Nachtwacht) by Rembrandt van Rijn 

The Fall by Cornelis van Haarlem 

The Girl in Blue by Johannes Cornelisz Verspronck 

Portrait of Gerard Andriesz Bicker by Bartholomeus van der Helst 

The Milkmaid by Johannes Vermeer 

View of Houses in Delft, Known as 'The Little Street', Johannes Vermeer

The Sick Child by Gabriël Metsu 

Portrait of a Couple, Probably Isaac Abrahamsz Massa and Beatrix van der Laen by Frans Hals 

The Massacre of the Innocents by Cornelis Cornelisz 

La Corniche near Monaco by Claude Monet 

Maria Magdalena by Jan van Scorel 

Self Portrait with Beret and wide-eyed by Rembrandt van Rijn 

Self-portrait, Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn

Portraits of Sir Thomas Gresham and Anne Fernely by Antonio Moro 

Self-portrait by Vincent van Gogh 

Winter Landscape with Ice Skaters by Hendrick Avercamp 

All paintings are in the public domain and provided by the Rijksmuseum.

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