Virtual Archive of a Temporary Museum Exhibit
We created an immersive archive of a temporary exhibit for the Vernon Cadet Camp Museum.
The Vernon Cadet Camp Museum (VCCM) educates hundreds of cadets and members of the public every year at their permanent museum space in Vernon. However, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, VCCM was required to temporarily close their larger museum, and open a smaller temporary exhibit at an offsite location in the interim. This exhibit featured new artifacts and displays, and was open for a brief period in 2021. In order to preserve this exhibit long after it is no longer open, VCCM brought us in to capture an immersive experience of the site as an educational tool and virtual archive of the space.
Although the exhibit's location in Vernon is quite far from our headquarters in the lower mainland, Viscape 360 is prepared to meet the needs of projects on a national and international scale. For this shoot, we travelled to and from Vernon by car (we offset 100% of our emissions after the trip to maintain our goal of being a Net Zero company). During the shoot, we captured 12 immersive 360 photos and 15 still images of the exhibit. Once back in Vancouver, we developed the interactive experience to include over 100 historical images, a 3D model, and various other media touch points.
This interactive experience acts as a fantastic educational tool for cadets and members of the public, allowing easy access to the exhibit's lessons and resources by anyone, anywhere, using any internet connected device. This tool ensures that the museum can remain open and available to the public, even in times of reduced capacity or closure due to COVID-19, as well as acts as a virtual archive that will make this temporary exhibit available until the end of time - something that will be more and more appreciated as time goes on.