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From now on you can take a high quality virtual tour in the Groeningemuseum!

23 April 2020

In collaboration with various partners, Musea Brugge has developed a 360° virtual, in-depth tour of the Groeningemuseum.

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Today, the importance of art and culture is clearer than it has ever been. Notwithstanding the fact that culture is an essential element of our society, the corona crisis has forced us to stay at home. The fourteen Musea Brugge locations were closed and the recently renovated Groeningemuseum and the exhibition 'Jan van Eyck in Bruges' had been open for just a single day.

We decided to commission art photographer Dominique Provost to take a series of new panorama photos of the rooms in the renovated Groeningemuseum. He has mounted these photographs to create a 360° tour that is designed to specifically meet the expectations of the art-loving public.

Till-Holger Borchert, director Musea Brugge

In-depth info for 'culture vultures'
The tour is much more than just 'a quick look' at a museum. Instead, it offers hours of informative pleasure. The visit to each room starts with a short introductory text, but this is supplemented with more in-depth information for almost every individual painting: a viewer with extra photo material and plenty of additional details, an info-text about each work, and the sound files for the audio guides that are normally used by visitors to the museum.
The room texts are available in four languages (Dutch, French, German, English). Because of technical limitations, the audio guide texts are currently only available in English.
Thanks to our years of successful collaboration with Lukas, Art in Flanders – recently renamed Meemoo – and the Vlaamse Kunstcollectie (Flemish Art Collection), Musea Brugge can now make all this information available to the public in a highly user-friendly manner.

The future
Musea Brugge is also exploring the possibility of developing virtual tours for a number of its other locations. The recently renovated Gruuthuse Palace is next on the list.

Click and watch the virtual tour

For those who can wait no longer to visit our new layout and display in person, this 360° tour is highly recommended. More than 100 works of art can be admired and examined in detail. In this way, both art-lovers and researchers have access to an in-depth view of the magnificent collection of the Groeningemuseum.

Nico Blontrock, alderman for culture of Bruges