CULTUREWHAT'S NEW

Louvre Abu Dhabi brings digital experiences to audiences at home

The museum’s new digital experience features a 360-degree virtual tour of the latest international exhibition along with assets and activities that allow audiences to discover the museum’s collections from home

Louvre Abu Dhabi is adding to its digital offering, providing free access to more content through virtual tours, video, audio and downloadable activities. This development brings Louvre Abu Dhabi’s stories of cultural connections to audiences around the world, ensuring that the museum remains accessible while people continue to stay safe at home.

Audiences can still experience Louvre Abu Dhabi’s most recent international exhibition through a 360 virtual tour available on the museum’s website. Furusiyya: The Art of Chivalry Between East and West explores the ancient roots of chivalry and how distinct practices of combat and knightly values led to a specific culture in the Islamic East and the largely Christian West. 

In this virtual tour, visitors can navigate throughout the entire exhibition and select 18 of the artworks on view for a closer look through clicking on a digital tag.

Additional digital content for the exhibition includes an audio tour of the exhibition available on Louvre Abu Dhabi’s mobile app and website, an interactive young visitor’s guide that can be downloaded from the website, and an e-version of the exhibition catalogue that is available free of charge during the museum’s closure.

“While Louvre Abu Dhabi is temporarily closed, our mission of sharing stories of cultural connections continues,” said museum director, Manuel Rabaté.

“Turning to art in difficult times can be truly inspiring and rewarding. Louvre Abu Dhabi has been developing and adding to its digital offerings, providing further access to rich content and enhancing the experience for our audiences from the comfort of their own homes. New digital features include a virtual 360-tour of our most recent exhibition, as well as online resources and activities that bring our collection to life. We will continue to tell the stories of our museum, with the hope that they offer solace, peace and inspiration,” he added.

The first phase of Louvre Abu Dhabi’s expanded digital offering includes exploration and discovery of the museum’s collection and exhibitions through Louvre Abu Dhabi’s website, mobile app and “Art From Home” online resources; make and play, a series of online videos and colouring activities for families and children; and rich digital learning resources for teachers to engage with their students.

The museum will launch additional programmes in the coming weeks and months, including immersive audio and virtual tours of the permanent galleries, an immersive science fiction experience of the museum’s iconic architecture, excerpts from Louvre Abu Dhabi’s publications available on the website, enhanced content on past exhibitions, and more.  

Louvre Abu Dhabi is also a part of CulturAll, a new initiative launched by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi to bring the emirate’s cultural landmarks online for audiences to enjoy their offerings from home.

To access the digital content made available by Louvre Abu Dhabi, visit www.louvreabudhabi.ae.



Leave a Response