The American Museum of Natural History’s new series Shelf Life brings the museum’s vast collection to life by stitching it together to tell stories of expeditions and more, all in 360 degrees.
Its first video focuses on the work of paleontologist Roy Chapman Andrews who made a game-changing discovery of fossils in the Gobi Desert in the 1920s.
Producer Erin Chapman tells Fast Company‘s Co.Design that the subject matter fit the series two criteria well. “One, the museum has a critical mass of material to draw upon to build this virtual world. And two, it’s just a genuinely exciting story, making it a perfect subject for an immersive new medium,” she said.
Watch “Fossil Hunting in the Gobi” below and read the full story here.