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5 Reasons Art Galleries Create Virtual Tours with HistoryView

As an artist, one of the best ways to get your work seen by a wider audience is to create a virtual tour of your art gallery. Not only is this a great way to promote your work, but it can also be a great tool for educational purposes. Here are 5 benefits to creating a virtual tour for an art gallery:

1. Reach a Wider Audience: A virtual tour allows you to reach people all over the world who may not be able to physically visit your gallery.

2. Promote Your Work: By creating a virtual tour, you’re able to give potential customers or clients a taste of what you have to offer without them having to step foot in your gallery. This is a great way to increase interest in your work and generate leads.

3. Increase Foot Traffic: Even if someone can’t physically visit your gallery, they may be inspired to do so after taking your virtual tour. This can lead to increased foot traffic and sales.

4. Educate Viewers: A virtual tour is also a great educational tool. You can provide information about the artist or the artwork on display that viewers may not otherwise know. This makes your tour not only informative, but also interesting and enjoyable for viewers.

5. Enhance Your Branding: A well-executed virtual tour can enhance your overall branding and help you stand out from the competition. By investing in quality visuals and content, you can create an immersive experience that will leave a lasting impression on viewers.

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Top 10 Reasons Museums Create A Virtual Tour with HistoryView

An online tour of a museum allows people to explore from the comfort of their own home. It is a great way to learn about a new place without having to travel there in person. Here are 10 benefits of creating a virtual tour for a museum:

1. It is a great way to promote your museum to a wider audience.

2. People can learn about your museum and its collections without having to travel there in person.

3. A virtual tour can be a great educational tool, allowing people to learn about the history and culture of a place without having to be there in person.

4. It can be a great way to raise money for your museum, as people can donate to the virtual tour if they enjoy it.

5. It can help you to reach new audiences, as people who would not normally visit your museum may be interested in taking the virtual tour.

6. It can be a great way to engage with your audience, as people can leave comments and feedback on the tour.

7. It can be used as a marketing tool, as you can promote new exhibitions and events through the virtual tour.

8. It can help you to connect with other museums and cultural institutions, as you can share your virtual tour with them.

9. It can be a great way to preserve your museum’s history and collections, as people can view the tour even if they are not able to visit in person.

10. It can be a great way to increase accessibility to your museum, as people with disabilities or those who cannot travel can still explore it via the virtual tour.

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Virtual Reality Museum Tours Coming To Texas Classrooms

Written by Elizabeth Parrish KUT Austin – NPR
Coming to a museum near you…virtual reality tours. Boston-based HistoryView.org is partnering with the Texas-based Metroplex360 to create 3D tours of museums, art galleries, historic sites and more.
Brian and Elizabeth, the co-founders of HistoryView.org, came up with the idea when Brian was a real estate photographer after he created a virtual tour of a historic home he was selling. Liz, a teacher, recognized the educational potential for virtual tours.
“I showed her the virtual tour and she looked at me and said ‘you know, we should make field trips out of this’,” Brian said. “The next day, we formed a Delaware corporation.”
HistoryView.org has already partnered with 360° photographers around Texas to create virtual tours of the NASA Shuttle Fuselage Trainer in Houston, the 12th Armored Division World War II Museum in Abilene and the Museum for East Texas Culture in Palestine.
Metroplex360 is gearing up their photographers to capture even more. Chris Hickman, the founder of Metroplex360, said they recently finished a virtual tour of Riscky’s Bar-B-Q in Dallas, Texas. woman-holding-brown-cardboard-box-1167134
“This is one of the spaces that we’re excited about putting on HistoryView because it’s a historic tourist location and I think it’s kind of a kitschy, fun way to start in Texas,” Hickman said.
For now, their focus is on the Dallas area, where the company is headquartered. However, they hope to start capturing as much of Texas as possible.
“I think it’ll almost be like a strange little addiction of ours,” Hickman said. “We want to go spend all day 3D-scanning historical places. At least, that’s what I hope.”
Part of the reasoning behind creating the tours is the idea that being able to experience a place virtually might make people more inclined to actually go visit it, thereby increasing tourism to that location. However, HistoryView.org’s main goal is to be an interactive tool for teachers to use in the classroom.
Nicholas Clayton, a special education teacher in Victorville, California, said the virtual tours benefit his class is more ways than one.
man-in-grey-dress-shirt-using-brown-cardboard-vr-glasses-936575“It is very visually stimulating. A lot of my students learn through pictures and learn through a lot of different ways other than through traditional ways,” Clayton said. “Because they are special education students, they have a lot of different learning needs.”
This isn’t Clayton’s first time using technology in his classroom. He said interactive learning has a bigger impact on both education and teaching.
“I’m a big nerd and techie so I think that I go to the technology first and foremost and I think that it becomes a better experience for me as a teacher as well,” Clayton said.
Brian said it’s not uncommon for them to receive positive feedback from teachers.
“Students don’t like to read. But then we put them in the VR headsets and they go to the Rosa Parks Museum and they start reading off the wall and asking ‘did MLK really say that quote?’,” Brian said. “So it’s like we’re able to trick them into learning.”
HistoryView.org and Metroplex360 hope to feature Austin’s capitol building as their next virtual tour. In the meantime, Brian added that teachers should send suggestions of what they want to see next.

 

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HistoryView VR visits Vermont

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HistoryView VR captures Vermont State Capital

This 360° video shows Brian, CoFounder of HistoryView.org, taking a 360° photo with a Matterport 3D camera – take the tour here:

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HistoryView VR captures Cornish – Windsor Covered Bridge

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HistoryView VR captures Marble Mansion

HistoryView VR captures Fair Haven Fire Station

HistoryView VR captures River Street Bridge in Rutland