Global – VOMA is a fully interactive virtual museum that is open to the public and accessible from anywhere in the world.
While many galleries have adapted their offerings in recent months to provide a digital outlet, VOMA calls itself the first truly digital museum, showcasing contemporary art with historically significant pieces. The launch will present curated exhibitions from a variety of international cultural sites including Musée d'Orsay, Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago, among others.
‘A virtual viewing room can feel like a lonely place – quiet, empty, sometimes slightly uneasy. In building and curating VOMA, we wanted to get away from that feeling, which is not all that different from walking into a snooty, silent gallery space and feeling a bit self-conscious,’ explains Stuart Semple, artist and founder of VOMA.
With many cultural experiences likely to remain virtual for the foreseeable future, arts institutions are stepping up to provide more engaging experiences online. As travel evolves in a similar vein, e-Tourism is on the rise.