"Government Investment Backs Museums Of The Future"
"Britain’s cultural treasures could be made accessible from our homes, schools and public libraries thanks to a £19 million government investment."
Great cultural News from the Government and even better that some Cornish Museums are already leading the way in their use of VR.
"Museums can be the perfect fusion between the sciences and the arts, with the creative sector and the humanities working together with new technologies to change how we can experience culture. Creating more ways of seeing and engaging with the treasure trove of experiences available at museums and exhibitions of all kinds means that we are at the forefront of designing the museums of the future.
The government is determined to build on this reputation by investing through programmes like this to expand access to our cultural riches.
This cutting-edge programme will help UK museums engage visitors with innovative new immersive experiences – as well as supercharging knowledge-sharing within our world-leading research sector." Science Minister Chris Skidmore
The article goes on to say that - Online interactive tours or live streams would open up the national collection to a diverse audience consuming culture and research - such as younger generations who spend more time online - and would also offer remote access options to those with mobility issues or in rural areas. - with Arts Minister Helen Whately saying "Our museums and galleries teach us about our past and help us to better understand the world around us. This funding will see cutting-edge tech enhance the visitor experience, providing exciting new ways for people to explore our history."
Ocean 3D has already created tours for The Museum of Cornish Life and Bodmin Keep - Cornwalls' Army museum https://www.ocean3d.co.uk/Gallery/Show/?tourId=107
If you are involved with the running of a museum and would like to discuss how these government grants to use VR can make your location and exhibits more inclusive as well as generating more visitors please call us on +44 (0) 1736 339405 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Read the full press release here