Henry VR

Designing affect-oriented virtual reality exhibitions for art museums

Authored by: Andrew Yip , Paula Dredge , Anne Gerard-Austin , Simon Ives

The Routledge International Handbook of New Digital Practices in Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums and Heritage Sites

Print publication date:  November  2019
Online publication date:  October  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138581296
eBook ISBN: 9780429506765
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Conservation science has long employed analytical imaging techniques as core methodologies in the production of material data for art historical analysis. However, the deployment of these data in embodied visualisation systems for the purpose of augmented sensory investigation and analysis is new to art history and, more broadly, curatorship. Less certain still is the relationship between a work of art, its accompanying digital metadata, and viewers of these hybrid materialities when these encounters take place in museums, whose remit traditionally privileges the preservation and interpretation of physical material cultures.

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