Art Institute of Chicago Launches Pathfinder, New Virtual Gallery Tour
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — Today the Art Institute of Chicago launched Pathfinder, the museum’s new interactive floor plan and virtual gallery tour system on its website. The first art museum in the world to dynamically combine its floor plan with fully up-to-date high-definition and panoramic views of its galleries, the Art Institute now offers web surfers and visitors planning a trip to the museum a completely unique experience of the galleries.
Pathfinder features not only the interactive floor plan, which is part of the wayfinding system installed throughout the museum for the opening of the Modern Wing, but also the ability to zoom in and out of the panoramic views for closer looks at works of art, direct links to the available catalog information for individual works, and Spanish-language prompts and on-screen navigation tools.
The initial launch of Pathfinder includes views of nearly a third of the museum’s permanent collection galleries, with images of the remaining galleries to be added throughout the year.
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