Turin is one of the cities that offers more opportunities to Virtual Reality enthusiasts who can visit the Egyptian Museum and the Risorgimento Museum from the comfort of their homes
The director of the Egyptian Museum of Turin Christian Greco managed to break the isolation from Coronavirus thanks to social networks. On Facebook, every day, the director himself leads a video tour to reveal little-known details of Egyptian art and culture. #CultureCure is the hashtag accompanying the initiative. “The Museum is reinventing itself with a new DNA – Greco explained on social – at a time when we cannot open our doors. A few weeks ago I started to tell in video pills an object of the museum or the ways in which we are taking care of the collection, so that every day there can be an episode. Staying at home, these days, can be an opportunity to rediscover passions to which we often don’t have enough time to devote, such as reading or writing. This is what the ancient Egyptians did”. Also in Turin, a similar experience can be had in the Pietro Micca Galleries and the rooms of the Subalpine Parliament of the Museo del Risorgimento thanks to Virtual Reality.
Turin in Virtual Reality: Egyptian Museum and Gallery of the Risorgimento
Remaining comfortably seated on the sofa at home, Internet users can cross the threshold of the two museums in Turin and live an immersive experience thanks to Virtual Reality. Visitors are guided by the avatar of a guide and can interact with the objects present in the rooms: just a click is enough to pick up the flashlight with which to illuminate the basement of the old Savoy fortress. The project, promoted by the City of Turin in partnership with TIM, was developed in the laboratories of Tilab, a research center at the forefront of 5G and Virtual Reality. “It’s a fantastic experience to say the least – said Leonardo Berti, one of the guides of Pietro Micca – they have reproduced the galleries of the Museum to perfection. The first time I wore the visor I thought I was actually down there. Obviously I recommend doing the visit live. For those who can’t, virtual reality is an option to consider.”
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