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Happiness lets you experience the Ghent Altarpiece like never before.

Happiness lets you experience the Ghent Altarpiece like never before.

An unparalleled work of art is now also represented in an unparalleled way. ‘The Ghent Altarpiece Beyond Realism' is a ground-breaking and innovative augmented reality museum experience, now to be discovered and experienced at St Bavo's Cathedral in Ghent.

The unique ‘augmented’ visit starts in the cathedral crypt and leads you from chapel to chapel. Along the way, your AR glasses provide you with a flow of different experience layers, one after the other, enhanced by unique and vivid storytelling. You are flashed back in time, to the construction period of the cathedral and the time the altarpiece was painted in honour of the Mystic Lamb. You are a privileged witness in the Van Eyck brothers’ art studio and you yourself experience the incredibly eventful history of the Ghent Altarpiece.

Creating 'The Ghent Altarpiece Beyond Realism' took four years. The result heralds a new era of heritage experience, with a far-reaching personalisation of the museum experience. All educational content and experiences are adapted to visitors' possible knowledge levels on the Ghent Altarpiece. Moreover, the AR experience is offered in nine different languages! This way, there is not just one innovative museum experience, but no less than 40! Also, a specific experience was developed for the blind and visually impaired.

The overall experience is controlled via 'Gaze-input'. This means you can control, select, move... everything with your eyes, by gazing and blinking. It is a fascinating way to delve way deeper into heritage, appealing to both regular museum audiences and new generations of visitors.

Hans Vandamme

Founder & Managing Director

Alfavision

Els De Rooy

Co-Founder

Alfavision

 

 

Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen

 

 

Kerkfabriek

 

 

Vlaamse Overheid

 

 

 

Karen Corrigan

Executive Creative Management

Happiness Brussels

Geoffrey Hantson

Chief Creative Officer

Happiness Brussels

 

 

 

Frederiek Pascal

Managing Director

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Dries Schaballie

Interactive Director

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Thomas Colliers

Head of Technology

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Kris Van Wallendael

Digital Project Manager

BLISS Content

Julie Post

Digital Producer

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Alexander Vervaet

3D Artist / Unity Developer

BLISS Content

Gregory Vanlerberghe

3D Artist / Unity Developer

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Stijn Huylebroeck

Unity Developer

BLISS Content

Yves Baes

Hardware installation & technical support

Cyberstratos

Kenny Baes

Hardware installation & technical support

Cyberstratos

Natallia Khurs-Charniauskaya

3D Character Creator

Freelance

 

 

 

 

Additional asset creation

Triangle Factory

 

Additional asset creation

Mindscape3D

 

Voice over Digital Assistant

Voicearchive