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15 July 2015

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Van Gogh in China: Virtual Reality Art Exhibition

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Duration: June 30 – August 30
Venue: Changsha Museum


The Van Gogh in China: Virtual Reality Art Exhibition opens to the public from June 30 to August 30 in Changsha Museum. Van Gogh’s 80 paintings, now displayed in museums around the world, are to be shown on interactive walls. Virtual reality (VR), unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), and multimedia technologies are used to give the visitors realistic images, sounds and sensations.


Modern Technology Adopted

The show will be immersive when you wear a VR headset. You may “look around” the tulips in Van Gogh’s homeland—Netherlands, or windmills on a dam in Amsterdam. You can take a VR bicycle simulator to “ride” in a sunflower field in southern France.

VR headset experience


Windmills in Netherlands in the VR environment


Sunflower fields in the south of France in the VR environment


Van Gogh’s World

The VR film tells the story of Van Gogh in an interactive way. It gives the visitors a chance to learn about Van Gogh’s life, from his birthplace in the Netherlands, his growth in the Hague, London, Belgian coalmine and Paris, his home in the south of France, and to his last years in France’s Auvers-sur-Oise.


Van Gogh’s 80 paintings (imitation)



Great Place for Photo Taking

You can “stand” in Van Gogh’s bedroom, “sit” in Cafe Terrace on the Place du Forum, and take instant souvenir photos with figures and scenes created by Van Gogh.


Cafe Terrace on the Place du Forum


Van Gogh’s bedroom


During the exhibition, activities including lectures, analysis on Van Gogh’s painting psychology, oil painting and ceramic craft classes will be customized for teenagers, college students, arts and sci-tech amateurs.


40 yuan per adult; free entry for children under 1.2 meters
30 yuan per student
Parent-child ticket: 50 yuan for one adult and one student
Family ticket: 70 yuan for two adults and one student


Address: Changsha Museum, Binjiang Cultural Park, Xiangjiang North Road, Kaifu District


How to get there (four public transport options):
(1) Take Bus No. 520, or 804, and get off at Binjiang Cultural Park Station
(2) Take Bus No. 2, or 357, or 906, or 111, and get off at Beicheng Time Square Station
(3) Take Bus No. 11, or 106, and get off at Liang Guan Yi Ting Station
(4) Take subway line 1 and get off at Beichen Delta Station

Opening hours: 9:00-17:00 (last entry at 16:30) from Tuesday to Sunday


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