The phygital exhibition experience

E. C. Giovannini, J. Bono

Virtual tours can be an excellent way for people to experience museum collections, especially if they cannot visit the museum in person. One of the benefits of virtual tours is that they can provide a more immersive experience than simply viewing images of museum objects online. They can also include audio or video content, adding additional context and information about the displayed objects.
Virtual tours can be a valuable supplement to in-person visits and help bring museum collections to a broader audience.
Social Virtual Reality (VR) is an emerging medium that invites multiple users to join a collaborative virtual environment (VE) and can potentially support remote communication in a natural and immersive way.
The paper related to the video, entitled “CREATING VIRTUAL REALITY USING A SOCIAL VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: PHYGITAL EXHIBITION AT THE MUSEUM PASSION IN SORDEVOLO” presents a hybrid approach, developing a virtual tour using Hubs by Mozilla. Hubs is an open-source, web-based platform that allows you to enter a virtual room and talk to other people as if you were in the same real space. Thanks to the Mozilla Spoke tool, it is possible to develop customized digital environments that can use as primary sources, 3D models previously uploaded in Sketchfab.