Museum on the go
TEAM: Niko (Seong) Hur, South Korean
Whenever, Wherever, Whichever
“Museum on the go” imagines a future where the two integral functions of a museum – preserving historically significant objects, and exhibiting such relics for social engagement – become completely independent from each other. The physcial structures and monuments of existing museums, which hold significant importance on their own, will serve as archives to preserve, maintain, and protect the genuine condition and state of arts and artifacts they house for the generations to come. To access and engage, both visually and socially, the general public will have options to either physically visit these archives, just like the conventional way of visiting a museum, or utilize an augmented reality tool to virtually tour and see with much greater ease and freedom.
“Museum on the go” Application, aided by a smartphone and VR gear, will allow one to choose a specific museum, anywhere in the world, and do the following:
Virtually visit the museum, walk around as if one were to actually be in the space, sense the atmosphere, engage real-time with other virtual visitors visiting the same museum of one’s choosing.
Select specific collection/events/tours/exhibition of interest and project them on any surface. Application and VR gear will 360° scan the space one is wishing to turn into one’s personal museum and optimize a unique layout of arts and artifacts.