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Re-creation of Batavia in 1627. Source: Wowshack 20190606
Re-creation of Batavia in 1627. Source: Wowshack 20190606

via 06 June 2019: If you are in the Netherlands, an exhibition at the Westfries Museum in Hoorn has a Virtual Reality exhibition that promises to take you back to Batavia in 1627. Batavia was the former name of Jakarta.

The Westfries Museum in the Netherlands has just launched a new exhibit bringing Batavia to life using Virtual Reality.

On May 30, 1619, Jan Pietersz Coen founded Batavia, the headquarters of the VOC in the Dutch East Indies. This VR exhibit was created to commemorate 400 years since Batavia was founded, and will be open from May 30, 2019, to June 5, 2020.

In the ‘Batavia 1627 VR‘ exhibit, the oldest known painted map of Batavia was used, along with the latest virtual reality techniques to bring Batavia to life!

Source: You Can See Batavia In 1627 Thanks To This Virtual Reality Museum Exhibit | WowShack

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