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Melbourne’s Getting New An Extraordinary Multi-Sensory Digital Museum This Year

Melbourne’s Getting New An Extraordinary Multi-Sensory Digital Museum This Year

The Lume Melbourne Grande Exhibitions

A new museum will soon be opening in Melbourne, offering visitors a totally different, immersive way to appreciate art. Instead of a traditional works-on-the-walls institution, The Lume will use new technology to project artworks onto the walls all around visitors, and incorporate music and smells to add an extra level of immersive interaction.

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The Lume, which will cost $15 million to create, will occupy a space which is yet to be announced, and open at some point in 2020. Visitors to the digital museum will be able to walk through digital projections of a range of famous works, including those by Van Gogh, Renaissance masters, French impressionists, and the art of the Berlin wall – and more which are yet to be determined, but will often draw from the work of both local and international artists.

The museum comes from Melbourne-based Grande Exhibitions, which has run temporary exhibitions around the world in a similar format, and also operates the Museo Leonardo da Vinci in Rome. The exhibition space will be decked out with 150 projectors, which allows each digital exhibition to use the walls and floors of the space as screens showing the artwork. Exhibitions will be 90 minutes in length, and be choreographed to a musical composition. Aromas and food may also be a part of the shows, including smell and taste into the multi-sensory experience.

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Check out a visual rendering below. The Lume experience in Melbourne looks to be pretty impressive and thoroughly immersive.

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Those interested can sign up for updates at The Lume Melbourne’s website.

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(Lead image: The Lume Melbourne, Grande Exhibitions)

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