WoofbertVR (WbVR) has announced today the launch of a new virtual reality (VR) experience under the same name for the Samsung Gear VR head-mounted display (HMD). The WoofbertVR app transports users to The Courtauld Gallery in London, UK to discover spectacular paintings by Gauguin, Manet, Monet, and Renoir.
With WoofbertVR, viewers can fully immersed themselves in the Wolfson Room at The Courtauld Gallery. In the app, users can listen to audio narration by New York Times’ best-selling author and illustrator Neil Gaiman, read object labels, and get close to these famous paintings.
“Through thoughtfully curated storytelling and original curriculum, each immersive experience engages students, teachers, and broader audiences. We can now reach people around the world who would never otherwise have access to these works due to geographic, economic, or personal circumstances,” said Elizabeth L. Reede, President and COO of WoofbertVR and a former MoMA curator in a statement.
The app features one museum currently but additional museum galleries and collections, exhibitions, and temporary shows will be released on an ongoing basis. It can be downloaded now for the Gear VR for free.
“WbVR is deeply committed to partnering with museums and cultural heritage sites to develop arts-based educational experiences that can be shared through VR,” added Reede.
VRFocus will continue to bring you all the latest on the WoofbertVR app, as it adds further content.