Virtual Becomes a Reality for UAlberta Museums

    Learn more about works of art and museum objects, listen to an audio tour, and take your time discovering something new from wherever you are. Closing time is no longer an issue thanks to virtual reality

    April 23, 2020

    Explore a UAlberta Museum exhibition in an entirely different way. Learn more about works of art and museum objects, listen to an audio tour, and take your time discovering something new from wherever you are. Closing time is no longer an issue thanks to virtual reality.

    Whether you have visited a UAlberta Museums exhibition in-person, or if this is your first time, taking a VR tour is a new opportunity to discover the diversity of museum collections and objects at the University of Alberta. We will continue to add tours and new ways to learn more about exhibitions, museum collections and the objects that they hold in the near future.

    To start, we are very excited to share Shifting Geographies: Inuit Art from the University of Alberta Art Collection. This exhibition uses a range of Inuit works of art from the University of Alberta Art Collection to highlight the lifestyle and cultural changes in Canada’s Northern communities since the 1960s. It contains a range of Inuit works of art that highlight the lifestyle and cultural changes of Canada’s Northern communities.

    Take the Tour Today!

    Virtual Reality Tour Tips

    UAlberta Museums VR exhibition tours are easy to use and accessible to everyone. They should work on all common devices, browsers, and operating systems.

    Discover:

    Embedded icons will move you between scenes of the exhibition or select a specific scene from the navigation list in the right hand corner. There are two ways to navigate around within each scene: through the arrows in the control panel at the bottom of the screen or through a click-and-hold of your cursor.

    Hint: We recommend viewing the tour in "Fullscreen" mode. Once you are finished in the VR tour, just hit escape on your keyboard.

    Listen:

    An audio tour is available in different scenes if you click on the audio button in the control panel at the bottom of the screen. UAlberta Museums curators and staff will give you the highlights of the exhibition as you take a virtual look around.

    Explore:

    Every work of art allows for you to learn something new. By clicking on the icons you will be able to either: read more about the work of art, see an up-close photo, or learn more about the work of art on our new UAlberta Museums Search Site.