Ziv Schneider, an Israeli artist, has created a virtual museum where the tour is done using a 3D virtual reality headset Oculus Rift, giving the impression to browse the galleries of a real museum.
Visitors can “discover the most sought Art collection of the world”, including works and sculptures stolen and listed in the files of the FBI and Interpol. Over the galleries, visitors can admire works by Rembrandt, Van Gogh and Degas.
As in a real museum, the paintings are hung on a white wall and a commentary enriches the audio guide tour.
Three exhibitions are in the museum: “Famous paintings stolen”, “The looting of Afghanistan” and “The looting of Iraq.”
After the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, almost 14 000 objects have indeed been looted from the Iraq Museum, one of the largest art theft in history.
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Cédric – Citibreak