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Louvre’s first ever Virtual Reality Experience will have The Mona Lisa emerge from behind its bullet-proof glass

It is a fact that technology lets you do things that you might not have imagined two or three decades ago. However, they are definitely possible now thanks to the advancements in the field of technology. One such technology is Virtual Reality which lets you go into a world where you are not physically present. Yet you feel like you are present right inside that place.

Have you ever imagined about seeing The Mona Lisa, the famous painting, in real life? If you have, then you will soon be able to do so with the help of Virtual Reality as per the recent report by Telegraph.co.uk. Louvre Museum is soon going to embrace Virtual Reality technology.

Currently, you are only able to see The Mona Lisa painting behind bullet-proof glasses and a barrier but from fall this year, you will be able to see the painting in virtual reality which means you can feel the painting in virtual life.

Regarding this project, Dominique de Font-Réaulx who is the director of mediation and cultural programming of Louvre said “The public will be able to discover an immersive experience of an extraordinary masterpiece,”

This will also be the first time that people will be able to see a VR work but Louvre is also going to include an experience called Mona Lisa: Beyond the Glass which will be a treat for the viewers.

For bringing VR Experience to the people, Louver museum has partnered with the company HTC VIVE Arts which has promised to shed light on the details hidden from naked eye regarding the masterpiece which is The Mona Lisa.

HTC VIVE Arts director Victoria Chang said “Through this new experience, global audiences will be able to access the Mona Lisa in virtual space, seeing the work in detail from anywhere in the world, Allowing visitors who may not be able to visit the exhibition in person to access this remarkable masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci through our home version will give unprecedented access to [his] most celebrated painting.”