It is evident virtual reality will change many different aspects of life. Especially when it comes to going outside and the social aspect, a lot of interesting things are happening right now. The Kremer Collection is best known for their immense collection of 17th century Dutch and Flemish Art. While it is a wonderful sight to behold in real life, the VR experience is equally as spectacular.
The Kremer Collection in Virtual Reality
It still sounds strange to a lot of people to visit a museum in VR. Although this concept is as straightforward as it gets, most users are concerned it won’t live up to one’s expectations. The people who operate the Kremer Collection has come up with a solution that will change that opinion in the future. Their entire collection of 17th-century Flemish and Dutch art can now be accessed in virtual reality. This virtual museum will help preserve the value of this artwork, even if something were to happen the physical location.
The benefits of virtual reality should not be overlooked by any means. Although this is still a niche market, major tech companies are bringing their convenient hardware solutions to market. Entities such as Microsoft, Google, and Facebook are all working on new hardware to make these experiences as smooth as possible. The immersive aspect virtual reality can bring to the table is second only to experiencing things in real life. One has to keep in mind VR will never replace physical experiences whatsoever, but it provides a worthwhile alternative.
Most art collections around the globe have yet to embrace virtual reality as an ally. The Smithsonian and the British Museum have set the tone for the rest of the industry to follow. The Kremer Collection is taking things to a whole new level, though, as they have gone all-in on VR. It is worth mentioning the experience is only available through an HTC Vive, although that situation may come to change in the near future.
It has to be said, all of the paintings look as if you can reach out and physically touch them. Every painting has been documented through thousands of photographs to create a realistic virtual version. This is not an app which has been cobbled together in someone’s basement by any means. In fact, visitors can go behind the paintings and observe writing or historical artifacts otherwise hidden from view. A remarkable contraption and one that shows how VR can be an ally rather than a competitor, even in the world of art.
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