This Christmas, the world’s largest museum metaverse is giving students the gift of artefacts and experiences into the classroom.
Holo-Museum, a metaverse of six museums across four countries, is giving schools across the globe the chance to apply through their website for 3D glasses that will bring their virtual world directly to pupils.
Schools can apply for the glasses until 31 January, allowing an accessible way for all students, regardless of their location or socio-economic background, to virtually visit museums across the world using desktop augmented reality technology.
With a unified museum metaverse, museums can reach wider audiences. More importantly, bringing children from different cultures closer, enables them to experience each other’s culture, develop a global mindset and expand their world view. I hope that our Holo-Museum metaverse will help fuel students’ passion and excitement for learning about the world and beyond. We also hope this technology will expand to other aspects of learning and create a more engaging, exciting environment – Dr Sirisilp Kongsilp, university lecturer and founder of Holo-Museum
The Holo-Museum currently holds the Science Museum Group’s Stephenson’s Rocket, as well as the Imperial War Museum’s Merlin Engine and Spitfire plane.
Over the next year, the museum will include exhibitions from the Anglo-Boer War Museum in South Africa, the Grigore Cobălcescu Museum of Mineralogy and Petrography in Romania, and EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum and the Hunt Museum in Ireland.
“Holo-Museum is revolutionising the way we reach audiences and enabling us to expand our audience across the world,” said a museum member. “This technology is opening up the world of learning and enabling people to experience things they otherwise wouldn’t have the chance to.
“We are really proud to be taking this step in making our collections as accessible as possible and reaching students from around the globe. We hope everyone enjoys our exhibitions and we look forward to continuing our work with the Holo-Museum.”
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