Take a tour of Musée du Louvre with Nintendo 3DS

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 14 April 2012 21:00 GMT

Those who frequent museums are familiar with audio-visual tours. Some have cumbersome boxes you hang around your neck attached to earphones, others may clip to your waistband. However, back in December, the Louvre went 10-steps further by purchasing 5,000 3DS handhelds in order to not only implement a stereoscopic 3D map users could examine, but also to provide patrons with more interact experience with the objets d′art they came to view.

Should you decide to pay a visit, the video below shows you how well 3DS works as your guide. [image]

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.

Comments

Headlines

Art

  • Artist adds video game and sci-fi characters to thrift store paintings

    Those who frequent yard sales, Goodwill, or flea markets are used to seeing artwork for sale. Sometimes for $1 or less and what isn’t bought usually ends up in a landfill. That’s where artist Dave Pollot comes in.

  • 9 pieces of video game art money can't (and can) buy

    Sometimes it’s not enough to just play video games. Sometimes we need to own a little bit of that sweet video game art. Here are nine pieces of art that we’re currently coveting, whether we can afford them or not. Titanfall, by Jason Howard Who doesn’t want a Titanfall comic after seeing what Jason Howard’s […]

Museum

The Louvre

  • The Louvre is buying 5,000 3DS handhelds

    Why? They’re implementing an interesting system that will show museum-goers exactly where they are in the museum via a stereoscopic 3D map. They’ll also be able to listen to audio commentaries based on where they are in the museum. “We are the first museum in the world to do this,” said Agnes Alfandari, head of […]