The Courtauld Gallery in London has teamed up with Samsung Gear VR to create a new app that allows patrons to view the works of Monet and Gauguin from the comfort of their own home.
The new WoofbertVR app is a virtual reality app that can be used to explore The Courtauld Gallery on demand. The experience is narrated by author Neil Gaiman, who details many of the museums most famous pieces. The app is largely designed for students, however it is available for anyone interested in taking a virtual tour of the gallery. As President of Woofbert VR Elizabeth L. Reede explains, "At its core, the app enables ‘students’ to be transported to and learn about these great cultural treasures from their living room or office, with family and friends."