Did you know you can take a virtual tour of the Avatars of Vishnu exhibition? Yes, you can now experience the beautiful Avatars of Vishnu exhibition in a 360-degree virtual tour thanks to a collaboration with our colleagues at Emory’s Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS). This ECDS project captured the current student-curated Avatars of Vishnu exhibition in our Works on Paper Gallery with a highly specialized Matterport® camera usually used by real estate professionals.
The team at ECDS, including Digital Project Specialist, Adam Newman and Senior Video Producer, Steve Bransford, PHD, worked with Carlos staff members, visited the museum, and captured the current exhibition in our Joh Howett Works on Paper Gallery with their Matterport® camera. The virtual tour version extends the life of the exhibition and provides a valuable teaching resource for Emory, other colleges and universities, middle and high schools, and the public. Capturing the exhibit via this specialized camera allows future students to not only see the individual works of art featured but also experience how these works were curated into a three-dimensional exhibit experience.
This also preserves the research of the Emory students (20 undergrads and 2 graduate students) who curated this exhibition and allows future students of South Asian religions here at Emory and at other colleges and universities to immerse themselves in the exhibition, which will physically close this July.
Now you too can virtually explore the exhibit and all of the artwork from the comfort of your own home and long after the physical exhibition ends on July 18. For more about this exhibition and to view this virtual tour, visit https://carlos.emory.edu/exhibition/avatars-vishnu.