Three years after the fire that badly damaged Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, a traveling exhibition that uses augmented reality to explore the church's thousand-year history and its ongoing reconstruction is opening at Washington's National Building Museum.
Notre-DameThe exhibition, which is also on view at sites in France, uses augmented reality and a 'HistoPad' tablet to animate and recreate events in the cathedral's history, including its building and alteration over the years. It also features features previously unpublished giant photographs of the cathedral, 3-D models of a gargoyle and a cathedral statue and more. There's also a scavenger hunt for children who can search for items embedded within the screens.
The exhibit, sponsored by L'Oreal, will be on view until September 26.