EXPLORING THE CHAPEL AND ITS ALTAR
The content related to the Shroud’s altar is also divided into its historical stages: how it was in the beginning, the damages caused by the fire it endured and its current state after the restoration. We have also created a tridimensional model of the monument that can be turned and explored from different angles in each of the phases described above.
The app includes a section dedicated to its symbology and another one focused on the relic it harbored, which is now displayed in the Royal Chapel of Turin Cathedral. Finally, we can watch a simulation of the monument engulfed by the flames, which takes us back to the fire’s fateful night.
Although the mechanics for exploring the Chapel are practically identical, scanning over the architecture activates a different type of content. This information is presented with the Virtual Reality videos we produced specifically for the complex’s reopening and the exhibition dedicated to it. The videos talk about the Chapel’s history and its relationship with the city while showing a 3D reconstruction from scratch and aerial images of the building and its surroundings.
MRT DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM
MRT Virtual is conceived to be scalable so as to include other spaces and expand the museums’ ecosystem of digital content aimed at the public, as well as being able to implement further interactive and gamification functions in the same app. In fact, the first phase of this expansion has already begun with the inclusion of the Royal Gardens in the itinerary.
Visivalab has already worked on other projects that contribute to the digital transformation of the Royal Museums. In 2018, we designed a Virtual Reality experience accompanied by other technological installations for the inauguration of the Chapel of the Holy Shroud, and also a Gamification app for the Galleria Sabauda has been projected for 2022.