The VRSciT project (2020-1-PT01-KA204-078597) has been funded with support from the European Commission. This web site reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

The Project "Art for Learning Art" in Contemporary Art Museums

Study Field
Culture and tourism
Summary
The project employs mediation methodologies through projection-based augmented reality and virtual reality, which introduces facets of the visual and physical experience that alter the entire experience for the museum audience. Several experiences were made at the CajaGRANADA Museum in Granada (Spain) and at the Tate Liverpool Gallery and Museum. The goal of the interrelationships developed with the artworks in these museums was to create collaborative digital images that visually connect with the artworks in the exhibition. This type of mediation is used in art museums to develop a visual understanding that provokes learning about art through artistic creation in a contemporary way.
Innovative VR tools and techniques
• Use of projection-based augmented reality.
• Use of virtual reality headsets to generate images and change projections of works on display in a museum.
VR in education
Virtual reality and projection-based augmented reality are extraordinarily useful experiences of appreciation for museum education for three reasons:
1. Both techniques establish new kinds of relationships with cultural heritage by producing immersive perceptual experiences based on visual reproductions.
2. They are intrinsically interactive and collaborative.
3. They strengthen the awareness of aesthetic experiences in the museum.
Reference
J. Roldan, R. Lara‐Osuna, and A. Gonzalez‐Torre, (2019). The Project ‘Art for Learning Art’in Contemporary Art Museums. International Journal of Art & Design Education, vol. 38, no. 3, pp. 572-582.

The VRSciT Project

The VRSciT project (2020-1-PT01-KA204-078597) has been funded with support from the European Commission. This web site reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.