May 9, 2021

Join Sir David Attenborough and Take a VR Tour of the UK’s Natural History Museum

The VR tour is scheduled to launch this Spring.

From the Natural History Museum in London:

Hold the Worldcommissioned by Sky VR Studio, will transport you behind the scenes of the Museum and take you on a guided tour of collection highlights with the world’s foremost natural history broadcaster, Sir David Attenborough.

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Using a headset and controller, participants will be able to peek inside the Conservation Centre, Cryptogamic Herbarium and Earth Sciences Library, and handle rare and priceless objects.

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The experience lasts between 20 minutes and an hour. Viewers will be able to virtually enter various rooms in the Museum, and in each Sir David Attenborough will be sat opposite the participant, inviting them to examine several rare specimens.

The objects will also appear to come to life, giving users a chance to learn more about their history and scientific value.

Hold The World was created with a variety of new technologies, combining them in a way that had previously never been attempted. Photogrammetry was used to recreate the Museum, and Sir David’s hologram was created with more than 100 cameras in volumetric capture.

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About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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