2,000 virtual reality panoramas of world architecture

(13 April 2018) Have you ever wanted a better understanding of how an artwork or architectural detail was originally intended to be viewed?

Artstor’s Virtual Reality Panoramas are a wonderful option for viewing works in situ–no travel required. These 360-degree panoramas of world architecture allow you to navigate the interiors of cathedrals, mosques, palazzos, libraries, castles, and more. Using Comparison Mode, you can study artworks alongside panoramic views of the spaces in which they are installed.

These 360-degree views, formerly called QuickTime Virtual Reality files, were recently converted to HTML5, a format that works in all modern browsers.

View the entire collection of panoramic images by searching Artstor for “virtual reality panoramas.” You can then search within your results for specific locations, or use the filter panel on the left to narrow your results by geography.

The announcement is here.