MOHAI joins Microsoft and the Musée des Plans-Reliefs in Paris to present the first-ever North American display of the historic 17th century model of the landmark Mont-Saint-Michel. This world treasure has been digitally preserved and will be brought to life through the latest innovation across Microsoft’s artificial intelligence and mixed reality platforms.
Mont-Saint-Michel is a UNESCO World Heritage site—marking its 40th anniversary as such in November 2020—known for a breathtaking medieval monastery perched atop the island’s mountain. The historic model of the monastery was made by the monks themselves using the most advance mapping technology of its day. Now this extraordinary piece of historic technology and culture comes alive with today’s most innovative technology that allows viewers to experience Mont-Saint-Michel in entirely new ways.
MOHAI visitors will not only enjoy the beauty of the physical model, but using Microsoft HoloLens 2, will find themselves on the island, inside the cathedral, and with breathtaking up-close views of its Gothic design. It is a special opportunity to enjoy world heritage and experience Seattle-based innovation.
The model and mixed reality experience will be on display from November 23, 2019 through January 26, 2020.
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