The Experimental Museum II

Through a livestream from inside one of the world’s largest 360° immersive environments, discover how EPFL, MIT, and the University of Paris are collaborating to recreate a navigable landscape of the 1867 Paris World’s Fair.

What if we could be transported back in time to the 1867 Paris World’s Fair? The UE1867 Project at EPFL’s Laboratory for Experimental Museology (eM+), developed in collaboration with the MIT Museum and the University of Paris, is bringing the fair to life through an immersive experience. Using the tools of computational museology, the project aims at creating a navigable landscape from archival stereographic images of the fair.

To discover what such a navigable landscape will look like, join us for an online demo and discussion of the UE1867 Project featuring eM+ Director Sarah Kenderdine, Gary Van Zante of the MIT Museum, and eM+ PhD candidate Dhruva Gowda Storz. The program will be livestreamed from one of the world’s largest 360° immersive environments at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland.

About The Experimental Museum

The Experimental Museum is a traveling hybrid conversation series fostering an exchange of ideas between innovative museums across Switzerland, the US, and the world, focusing on interactive museum environments and novel interfaces between museums and their cities.


  • 12:30pm – Event starts
  • 12:31pm – Introductions
  • 12:33pm – Sarah Kenderdine | Introduction to the Laboratory for Experimental Museology and computational museology
  • 12:35pm – Gary Van Zante | The project rationale: creating an exhibition on the Paris Universal Exposition of 1867
  • 12:38pm – Sarah Kenderdine | The UA1867 exhibition stereo spectacular
  • 12:45pm – Dhruva Gowda Storz | Emerging technologies for working with stereographic records
  • 12:50pm – Application demo
  • 1:00pm – Event ends

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