Visit of the Kremer Collection VR Museum

The Kremer collection, "the first VR museum"

The Kremer Collection VR Museum is a new museum concept that uses virtual reality to present works from its collection.

The museum brings together important works of the Dutch and Flemish masters of the Dutch Golden Age, including Rembrandt, Hendrick ter Brugghen, Meindert Hobbema, Pieter de Hooch, Frans Hals, Gerrit Dou, Michael Sweerts, Gerrit van Honthorst, and other masters of the 17th century.

“The first vr musem of the world” says George Kremer in his presentation at the beginning of the experience.

George Kremer is a Dutch art collector, who founded the Kremer Collection. Together with his wife Ilone Kremer, they have built up an important collection of works from 1995 to today, which they present in periodic exhibitions in national museums.

For the creation of the VR museum, each painting was photographed between 2500 and 3500 times using the technique of “photogrammetry” to build an ultra-high resolution visual model for each painting, allowing museum visitors to have a deeply immersive experience with the paintings.

Using VR technology, visitors will be able to closely examine the surface and colors of the artworks, as well as see the reverse side of the paintings to explore the unique provenance stamps of each work. Get up close to the paintings, examine the brushwork and colors in detail, and listen to George & Ilone Kremer explain what is special about each painting.

The Kremer Collection VR Museum is a virtual reality experience that will allow you to view the beautiful works in the collection via your VR headset or through your smartphone.

The Kremer Collection VR Museum Features

4.5/5
History and geography, Musical and Artistic Education
13-15 years, 16-18 years, Adult
English
Android smartphone / tablet, Apple smartphone / tablet, Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, STEAM VR compatible headset, HTC compatible headset, Windows Mixed Reality compatible headset, Vive Focus Plus, PCVR, VivePort
Free, Between $ 5 and $ 15

For teaching

Pros

+ Students will be able to admire the details of the paintings as if they were in front of the original work.

+ More than 70 works are presented.

+ Available in VR and on Smartphone

Cons

– The experience is not multiplayer

–  It is necessary to be well positioned in front of the works to contemplate them; a viewer mode would have been a plus.