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Virtual Reality Museum Puts Rembrandt in High-Def

Visitors can don a headset, enter an architect-designed VR gallery and view the Kremer Collection’s 70 Old Masters.
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Source:Kremer Collection

The Kremer Collection has spent the past two decades loaning out its collection of 17th-century Dutch and Flemish art to museums and galleries around the world. As of Thursday, the collection will have a new permanent home in a virtual museum.

VR has improved dramatically in recent years as Microsoft, Facebook, Samsung and others invest heavily in technology that many believe will eventually supplant PCs and smartphones as the preferred human-machine interface. With the headsets getting cheaper and less bulky, virtual reality is showing up in many more places—including museums.