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It’s time for another update here at VR Today Magazine, and today we will take a look at an interesting new app that has circulated on the Steam app store for about a week now. We’ll take a virtual trip to the VR Museum of Fine Art!
Whether or not your interest in museums has a deeper meaning to it, or you’d just like to check out what all the fuzz about the Mona Lisa painting is, you’re welcome to read along. If you’re an impatient beast, feel free to stop here and head over to the company’s download page and take the application for a spin yourself.
If you have ever been into history at any point in your life – either by obligatory educational demand or actual genuine interest, chances are that you have visited a museum. If that’s the case, you should probably know that the really great ones are few and far between. In fact, if you were to visit all of National Geographic’s “Top 10 Museums and Galleries“, you’d have to travel the world on a journey including France, Greece, Spain, England, Russia, USA, Holland, Italy and Vatican City
Tickets are free, drinks are temporarily non-existent, and the artwork is pristine. Enjoy!
In order to save you the time and effort of a very long holiday, The VR Museum of Fine Art allows you to embark on a visit to a virtual museum with a very authentic-looking collection of sculptures from the great museums.
The simulation is filled to the brim with exciting sculptures for you to explore. These include:
- A’a islander god figure (The British Museum, Great Britain)
- Amenhotep III Tomb Statue (The British Museum, Great Britain)
- Apollo and Daphne (Galleria Borghese, Italy)
- Augustus of Primaporta (Braccio Nuovo, Vatican City)
- Michalangelo’s “David” (Galleria dell’Accademia di Firenze, Italy)
- Doryphoros (Naples National Archaeological Museum, Italy)
- Great Buddha of Kamakura (Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan)
- Anavysos Kouros (National Archaeological Museum of Athens, Greece)
- Yaxchilan Lintel #25 (The British Museum, Great Britain)
- Pieta (St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City)
- Reliquary of a Saint (Bečov Castle, Czech Republic)
- Shiva, Lord of Dance (Los Angeles County Museum of Art, United States of America)
If you would like to get started on the VR Museum of Fine Art, this is what you’ll need to get an optimal experience. The more the better, but for now, this is what you can get away with:
- OS: Windows 10
- Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- Graphics: Nvidia GTX 970
- DirectX: Version 11
- Storage: 9 GB available space
What’s next for The VR Museum of Fine Art
If you would like to stay tuned on all the latest updates from the team, you can check in on their website. If you happen to be the owner of a HTC Vive, head over to their product page to claim a copy of the simulation right away!