The Ghent Altarpiece is one of the world’s great treasures. A completely new visitor centre uses only Augmented Reality during the visit. Cable free Augmented Reality technology will protect St. Bavo’s Cathedral, a place of worship, from damage arising from installing electric cables. Augmented Reality allows virtual objects to be layered onto the real world.
The AR visit starts in the crypt, where a personal digital assistant leads you from chapel to chapel through the cathedral. In each chapel, visitors can follow an AR scene via their glasses, adding a virtually created layer of experience to the cathedral’s real environment. This impressive experience is further enhanced through strong storytelling. Visitors can follow the building evolution of the cathedral, are taken back in time to the period when the Ghent Altarpiece was painted, and can witness all the events that have made this masterpiece so famous.