If you like history (who doesn’t, right?), then you should visit the Ayala Museum. The Diorama Experience of Philippine History has just been upgraded by science.
Ayala Museum has partnered with The Harish and Johnsen Group to bring the first 3D-on-3D augmented reality (AR) feature offered by a museum in the Philippines and Asia. Through AR, you can now experience its popular Diorama Experience of Philippine History in much greater detail. Placing the device in front of one of eighteen AR-ready dioramas will bring it to life by exciting animations, realistic sound effects, and voice narrations.
“ We’ve given the Diorama Exhibit a whole new experience, not only by combining but actually bridging the gap between traditional arts and sophisticated science. We are not just revolutionizing the experience but we are actually witnessing evolution unwrap itself right before our very eyes, at the palm of our hands – literally. And it is here at the museum.” said Shirah Ragos Segarra, Vice President of The Harish & Johnsen Group.
The dioramas, depicting iconic scenes in Philippine history from the pre-colonial period to self-determination, are part of the inaugural exhibition of Ayala Museum when it opened in 1974. They were designed to be a comprehensive visual narrative of the story of the Philippine people in a way that compresses extensive research on the events, architecture, costumes, technologies and topographies of the times they represent.
Visitors can now rent units for Php 95 at the Ayala Museum ticket counter to try the augmented reality feature. You can also virtually visit the Ayala Museum dioramas through the Google Art Project (www.googleartproject.com) and via the Google Cardboard app available in Google Play.
Ayala Museum is located at Makati Avenue corner De La Rosa Street, Greenbelt Park, Makati City. It is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 9 AM to 6 PM. For more information, visit www.ayalamuseum.org or email [email protected] or call (632) 759 82 88.