AR and VR in cultural institutions

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The use of augmented, virtual and mixed reality (AR/VR/MR) to experience and perceive cultural heritage is less adopted by museums, libraries, archives and cultural institutions than other fields. There may be concerns that AR/VR have the potential to stop visitors from attending in person (Coates, 2020). However, in 2020, many museums have started to offer virtual tours of their collections during the global COVID-19 pandemic. This, in fact, has forced in different moments the closure of most museums and institutions. In the following reading, the difference between those digital technologies and why cultural institutions are using them now will be described.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMoMove Modern Movement and Infrastructure
Subtitle of host publicationContributions to the Docomomo virtual exhibition - momove
EditorsUta Pottgiesser, Anica Dragutinovic, Marzia Loddo
PublisherTechnische Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe
ISBN (Print)978-3-939349-35-8
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event18th Docomomo Germany Conference (Online) - Dessau, Germany
Duration: 26 Feb 202126 Feb 2021


Conference18th Docomomo Germany Conference (Online)


  • Virtual reality
  • Augmented Reality
  • 360 photography
  • Virtual Exhibitions


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