View Old Masters up close via virtual reality

A rendering provided by the Kremer Collection showing how Matthias Stom's Christ Chasing The Moneychangers From Temple would appear in the virtual Kremer Museum. Collectors George and Ilone Kremer are rolling out a mobile app that will allow people t
A rendering provided by the Kremer Collection showing how Matthias Stom's Christ Chasing The Moneychangers From Temple would appear in the virtual Kremer Museum. Collectors George and Ilone Kremer are rolling out a mobile app that will allow people to visit a virtual museum using any Google Daydream-ready phone and virtual reality headset.PHOTO: NYTIMES

New mobile app enables art lovers worldwide to visit virtual museum

AMSTERDAM • This museum is floating in outer space. In front of you, there is a line of stunning European Old Master paintings to observe and explore. Behind you is a sleek walkway over the infinite void of sky and stars. If you were to take a running leap, you'd fly out into nothingness and never stop. Except that you'd probably hit the wall of a conference room first.

Then you take off your helmet and emerge from the Kremer Museum, a virtual reality art gallery of 17th-century Dutch and Flemish paintings, which has been set in an imagined celestial sphere.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 18, 2018, with the headline 'View Old Masters up close via virtual reality'. Print Edition | Subscribe