We are proud to announce the opening of the VR experience Geneva 1850: A Revolutionary Journey co-produced by Artanim and the Museums of Art and History of Geneva. The immersive installation will be open to public starting from April 12th at Maison Tavel, the oldest standing building in the city of Calvin.

Headset strapped to your head, movement sensors attached to your wrists and feet, you are now all geared up to dive into the Geneva 1850 experience. This VR installation immerses users into the Geneva of a time when the city was on the brink of modernity. In groups of four, impersonating period costume-clad avatars, users are given a chance to discover the city as it was in October 1846, just days before its people rose up in insurrection. Featuring a spectacular number of special effects, the experience is not only a visual, auditory and olfactory one. It also includes a physical and haptic dimension — users can feel themselves walking around the virtual city and pick up actual objects to interact with their environment, their fellow travellers and city dwellers.

Based on 3D data collected through the digitization of the Magnin model exhibited at Maison Tavel, this extraordinary experience is an invitation to travel back in time and witness the outbreak of Geneva’s “Fazy” revolution.

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April 12th-July 14th, 2019

Maison Tavel, Rue du Puits-Saint-Pierre 6, 1204 Geneva.
Open from 11am to 6pm, closed on Monday.

Reserve your tickets for a journey through time at MAH-GENEVE.CH
Approximate duration: 45 min.

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Press kit upon request

More info about Artanim’s VR platform

Geneva 1850 - Horse-carriage ride in front of St-Pierre Cathedral Geneva 1850 - Journal de Genève with James Fazy and General Dufour

Geneva 1850 - Balloon flight