Night Watch: View 17th-Century Dutch and Flemish Masters in VR

"The visitor steps into an orb-shaped virtual gallery with a painted blue sky, a trademark of Old Dutch paintings."
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"The visitor steps into an orb-shaped virtual gallery with a painted blue sky, a trademark of Old Dutch paintings."

"The Kremer Collection has spent the past two decades loaning out its collection of 17th-century Dutch and Flemish art to museums and galleries around the world,"

reports Molly Schuetz

. But now, "the collection will have a new permanent home in a virtual museum.

"Donning an HTC Corp. Vive headset, the visitor steps into an orb-shaped virtual gallery with a painted blue sky, a trademark of Old Dutch paintings, and a web of walkways that seem to float in space.

"While most virtual worlds are created by game developers, the Kremer Collection's new home was designed by architect Johan van Lierop, who was trying to capture the scientific and artistic vigor of the Golden Age. The experience feels exclusive, like a private tour, without other visitors elbowing in or distracting with chatter." To read more about the project,

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