This Christmas, the world’s largest museum metaverse wants to give back to students by bringing artefacts and experiences into the classroom. Holo-Museum, a metaverse of six museums across four countries, encourages schools across the UK, Ireland and around the world to apply through their website for 3D glasses that will bring the museum metaverse directly to students.
Schools can apply from December 10th-January 31st for glasses here (https://www.holo-museum.com/school-partnership-program).
Holo-MUSEUM is an accessible way for all students to virtually visit museums across the world using Desktop Augmented Reality Technology regardless of factors including location or socio-economic background. Holo-MUSEUM showcases the Science Museum Group’s Stephenson’s Rocket along with the Imperial War Museum’s Merlin Engine and Spitfire plane.
Over the next 12 months, Holo-MUSEUM will welcome exhibitions from EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum and The Hunt Museum in Ireland, Anglo-Boer War Museum in South Africa, and Grigore Cobălcescu Museum of Mineralogy and Petrography in Romania. These additions have made the Holo-MUSEUM the largest and most culturally diverse metaverse museum.
Dr Sirisilp Kongsilp, founder of Holo-MUSEUM and a university lecturer, states that “With a unified museum metaverse, museums can reach wider audiences. More importantly, bringing children from different cultures closer, enables them to experience each other’s culture, develop a global mindset and expand their world view. I hope that our
Holo-MUSEUM metaverse will help fuel students’ passion and excitement for learning about the world and beyond. We also hope this technology will expand to other aspects of learning and create a more engaging, exciting environment.”