Microsoft HoloLens Brings The Historic Liberation Of Paris To Life
Microsoft is excited to announce an innovative historical, high-tech re-creation of the Liberation at the brand-new Museum of the Liberation of Paris using mixed reality and HoloLens.
The Liberation of Paris occurred 75 years ago, as French forces and Allied Forces retook the capital from Nazi occupiers near the end of WWII. Now, an exciting historical (and high-tech) recreation allows the visitor to explore the underground headquarters and become immersed in the landmark like never-before.
The museum’s goal with Microsoft is to help visitors understand this epic chapter of French history—and why it’s still relevant today—in a unique and engaging way. Philippe Rivière and Scarlett Greco of the Museum of the Liberation of Paris agree that mixed reality provides the perfect canvas for this story: “It allows us to propose richer contents without distracting the visitor from the historic site.”
The mixed reality provides the perfect canvas to share this story and educate in a way that will amplify the cultural impact for broader populations.
HoloLens allowed visitors to view the historic space enhanced by augmented reconstructions within a particularly constraining space, and without any Wi-Fi. The HoloLens glasses do not limit the visitor’s movements, so they can explore the space over 45 minutes. Visitors can visit the museum Tuesday – Sunday from 10 am – 6 pm. Reservations can be made at Musée de la Libération de Paris