Beschreibung von Via Mineralia

Developed by the Virtual Reality and Multimedia Research Group at the Technical University of Freiberg

Via Mineralia – a pervasive museum exploration game

In today’s multimedia world it becomes harder and harder for classical museums and exhibitions to keep visitors interested with classical displays alone. We present “Via Mineralia” as a successful example of how a classical minerals exhibition can be enriched with an interactive gaming experience. The aim is to capture the attention of visitors, to convey knowledge about exhibition items, and to provide guided paths through the museum, all in a playful way. Via Mineralia was deployed in the Freiberg Mineralogical Collection in 2006 and has been operational ever since.