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3D Tours at the Aga Khan Museum

15 May 2020

While museums around the world are shuttered due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Apollo’s usual weekly pick of exhibition openings will be replaced by a selection of digital initiatives providing virtual access to art and culture.

The Aga Khan Museum in Toronto has pulled out all the stops with its online offering. There are so far eight 3D tours available as part of the #MuseumWithoutWalls programme, all created using Matterport 3D scanning technology (which means you can experience the tours in virtual reality, if you have a VR headset). The tours cover a range of spaces: one could begin with the atrium, a central feature of the Pritzker Prize-winning architect Fumihiko Maki’s design for the museum, before progressing on to the permanent collections gallery, where around 200 objects from the 1,000-strong collection of Islamic art and artefacts are on display. There is also a selection of tours of past exhibitions – a form of documentation perhaps more likely to remain useful post-lockdown – such as a display of Mughal jewels that opened in 2018, and last year’s ‘The Moon: A Voyage Through Time’. Visit the museum’s website for the full list.

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Screenshot of the Aga Khan Museum’s permanent gallery 3D tour

Screenshot of the permanent gallery 3D tour at Aga Khan Museum, Toronto

Screenshot of the 3D tour of ‘The Moon: A Voyage Through Time’ at Aga Khan Museum, Toronto

Screenshot of the 3D tour of ‘The Moon: A Voyage Through Time’ at Aga Khan Museum, Toronto

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