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 Art gallery patrons in the virtual picture

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Date posted: 12/04/2009

What will happen when the world's most popular art museums become just too overcrowded for a viewer to get a decent look at an artwork, let alone enjoy the luxury of slow, uninterrupted contemplation?

With the rapidly improving quality of 3D virtual reality modelling, it may be that the experience of going online to a gallery website will become more appealing - and less frustrating - than the real thing.

"I can imagine a lot of people saying I want my art the way it is, thank you," says Joanne Tompkins, one of the people behind a new interactive 3D modelling tool for art galleries and theatres.

"But museums have to look at other ways of engaging, particularly with younger viewers and users, and interactivity really is the way of the future."

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