Visit a Museum in Virtual Reality with Neil Gaiman Tucked In Your Ear
Wander the The Courtauld Gallery without ever leaving home
Stuck at home (or the classroom), and craving art? WoofbertVR is a newly released virtual reality app for Samsung Gear VR that will take you to The Courtauld Gallery in London. You can explore the gallery and admire works by Gauguin and Monet without leaving home. Author and illustrator Neil Gaiman narrates as you wander, reading aloud object labels and stories.
Elizabeth L. Reede, President of Woofbert VR, is a former MoMA curator. She cofounded the company with Bob Hamwee.
“At its core, the app enables ‘students’ to be transported to and learn about these great cultural treasures from their living room or office, with family and friends,” Elizabeth explains. Students include the more traditional definitions: K-12, college and grad students, but also anyone interested in downloading the app for personal or home use.