How can a museum reach schools in remote locations? What kind of art education experience would add value? How can technology be used in a meaningful way to help achieve these goals, but not be the goal itself?
xREZ lab is excited to announce that a pilot project to address these questions using immersive, 360 video and virtual reality “The 360° Museum Tour” has been accepted for presentation at the 10th International Conference on the Inclusive Museum. Developed by lab member Brittany Taylor, in collaboration with Carolyn Armbruster and Anne Kindseth of the Crow Collection of Asian Art, the 360° Museum Tour is a virtual reality experience designed for as an outreach program that brings the experience of the museum to remote classrooms. The project was jointly sponsored by the Onstead Insitute, UNT College of Visual Art and Design, the Crow Collection, and xREZ Art + Science lab. Click here to read the submitted project proposal and learn more about the collaborators.
The conference will be held September 15-17, 2017 at the University of Manchester in Manchester, UK. This years special focus is “Diaspora, Integration and Museums.” The goal of the Inclusive Museum is to serve as a center for diverse ideas and research that works towards making the museum experience more inclusive.
News@xREZ April 28, 2017 by Lucero Cantu