“Art Museums Facing the Light of Reality: An Approach to Virtual Reality Inside Museums” presented by Gobira and Silva

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  • Curatorial Practice

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  • Art Museums Facing the Light of Reality: An Approach to Virtual Reality Inside Museums

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  • In this article we discuss on how museums, as a knowledge institution, can achieve the public using virtual reality as an instrument for exhibitions. Nowadays, most researches are about integrating Virtual Reality (VR) into the traditional frame of a museum in order to enable a deeper and more meaningful understanding of the displayed artworks. It happens due to a narrow view of the concept of “reality”. In order to start this discussion we are going to broaden the concept of “reality”, and go beyond the most commonly used terms of real and virtual. We will study some cases applications of virtual reality in museums and the way it is understood, to then bring about the amplitude of possibilities it has beyond the common use. We will work with the most widely accepted theories on museums and based on Roy Ascott’s works we will bring a deeper discussion onto the matter of realities.

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