Artheon VR Museum is a free educational application for exploring Fine Art objects in Virtual Reality.
We believe that free access to works of art and culture is a prerequisite for the development of a humane, free, and happy society and that it is one of the most important tools for self-knowledge and self-improvement of every person.
For the first time, we are able to see paintings, sculptures, and other artifacts located on the other side of the world because of virtual reality technologies - in storage, in exposition, or maybe even lost - exactly as they are - in volume, in full size, and in colors.
Artheon VR Museum combines the collections of many famous museums that have joined the Open Access initiative in one virtual space, giving users the opportunity to see millions of cultural and art objects directly from their homes, schools, nursing homes or hospitals - anywhere in the world. Audio and video presentations, interactive installations, the ability to touch the exhibit, hold it in your hands - all helps to create an immersive, next level of interaction with objects of cultural heritage, allowing deeper and more detailed perception and study.
It is especially important to ensure access to objects of art and culture for children, youth, for the disabled and the elderly - for all those who find it difficult or impossible to take expensive, sometimes impossible journeys to other cities and countries.
That’s why Artheon VR Museum is and will be completely free for visitors. It will be published as a free app on major distribution platforms such as Steam and Oculus Store later this year.
We invite the collaboration of museums, private collectors, and all professionals from the field of art and education who, like us, share the values of Open Access, love art, and want to contribute to the formation and dissemination of knowledge about the history of art and culture.
The virtual reality meta museum Artheon VR Museum (a nonprofit organization) supports the values of the international Open Access initiative, initially, the Budapest Open Access Initiative, launched on February 14, 2002 in Budapest.