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Experience highlights from the University of Virginia Art Museum with interactive 3D visualizations of ceramics and sculpture from the Ancient Mediterranean, South Asia, Africa, and Ancient Americas. Each object in this catalog can be rotated and enlarged using simple touch gestures. A detailed description written by UVaM curators accompanies each piece and chronicles its history and cultural context.
We are very excited about this step in distance learning and look forward to hearing your feedback.
Amazing sculpture app
This is an outstanding sculpture visualization app offered by the University of Virginia art museum. The app showcases nearly 20 interesting objects from their collection. Each object can be interactively spun, zoomed, etc so that you can inspect details of the object from any angle or zoom. The photography and visualization quality is remarkable. Take a look at the bronze Buddha. The apple in his hand stays in the same position as you spin. Each piece has an accompanying essay; some of which are good. Be sure to find the interesting seal at the end of the app.
It is not mentioned in the video, but once you tap to zoom an object, you can pan around by using two fingers.
UV Art Museum App
Wonderful App! The touch technology reminded me of the Picasso Tate Museum app that allowed you to virtually spin the painting around. The Santa Barbara iCubist app was a total flop. I would recommend that the museum looks into long term digital asset management as it should continue to add objects from the permanent collection. Additionally appropriate way finding and text/label copy in the physical museum should guide visitors to use the app. That's what the Kimbell failed to do, visitors had a hard time matching the digital content to the works displayed in the gallery. Overall, very impressed!, especially in consideration that a University Art Museum pulled together the necessary resources to ensure the success of this pilot project.
Excellent app to bring the Museum to wider audience that may not have access or to expand the user experience after a visit. Continuing to add objects to expand and refresh the app experience will be most useful. Image quality and object manipulation is good. The ability to vary the lighting on a detail is quite interesting. A map of the galleries and some installation photos would be desirable for a users who can't visit the museum.
- Category: Education
- Released: Nov 18, 2011
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 468 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Arqball
- © 2011 Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.