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Virtual Reality as Simulation: The CAVE as “Space of Illusion” in Museum Displays

  • Delia Tzortzaki


It is by now well documented that museums have been one of the basic institutions of modernity. And although the idea of collecting and safeguarding objects is a tradition going back thousands of years and not in the least confined to Western European cultural history, museums as we understand them today, emerged in the Renaissance. During the past decades, the study of museums have time and again attracted the interest of cultural theorists. And no matter whether museums have been analyzed in terms of their “poetics and politics” (Lidchi, 1997), as complex sign systems and ideologically laden institutions, thephysicalityof both museum space and that of objects exhibited and/or stored is a major point of discussion. For many, it is the point of departure — and the basic prerequisite — for museums to exist.


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