Auckland Museum’s Love-Hate Relationship with VR

Lightning Talk

Friday, April 30, 2021: 12:30pm - 2:00pm - - Lightning Talk

Guy Annan, Auckland War Memorial Museum, New Zealand

Join us for a quick summary on how Auckland War Memorial Museum has implemented virtual reality technology over the past 6 years. What we’ve learnt, what we’ll never do again, what’s worked well and what our visitors think.

This lightning talk hopes to be an unbiased recommendation on how (and how not) to execute VR experiences in a cultural institute. So please come along and learn from our mistakes, understand the how we’ve placed this inspiring yet problematic tech into our museum. We’ll cover in-gallery VR, VR as a ticketed public programme and using VR to concept exhibitions. We’ll also touch on content delivery, types of headsets and of course.. managing visitor hygiene in a Covid world.