Expo's in Virtual Reality

National Archive "Curaçao"

Collaboration National Archive

The Dutch National Archive in The Hague contains many documents, photo's, and maps on the colonial history of Curaçao. Most of these documents show the perspective of the colonial rulers. The exhibition “Kòrsou – Curaçao; Voices of the past, people of today” combines archive documents with other artifacts and materials, thus creating a polyvocal narrative on the history and present of the island.

Master students UTwente - Interactive Technology

In collaboration with the National Archive, several artifacts that were part of the exhibition “Kòrsou – Curaçao” will now be represented in Virtual Reality. Guide and educator at the National Archive, Laurindo Andrea, was first guided by Joris Weijdom into the world of VR and Embodied XR (2nd photo).

Master students “Interactive Technology” @UTwentesupervised by Robby van Delden and Joris Weijdom, use the artifacts provided to invent how VR can be of added value to this polyvocal narrative. After careful preparation by Laurindo, Saskia Oranje, and Mick de Wal, Laurindo gave a personal lecture introducing the topic to the students at the start of their course.

People involved

UTwente - Robby van Delden, Joris Weijdom, Carolien Rieffe, Shenghui Wang, Delaram Javdani.

National Archive - Saskia Oranje, Laurindo Andrea, Mick de Wal, Maartje van de Kamp