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Brest Fortress Opens Large-Scale Exhibit To Take You Back In Time

Modern times call for modern measures! Brest Fortress implemented new technologies to take visitors’ experience and engagement to the whole next level.

Relive the past in the present.

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Large-scale panorama compositions combined with photographs, audio and textual materials allow visitors to learn the history of the place and explore artifacts.

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The 700mexhibition is located in the only preserved half-tower of the fortress and occupies seven rooms, each of which tells its own story.

brest fortress tour AG augmented reality

brest fortress tour AG augmented reality

The tour starts with the ‘Western Outpost’ hall that showcases the construction of Brest fortress and gets one acquainted with its creators.

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Such historic events as the First World War, the Peace Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, the interwar period, and World War II are also on display.

brest fortress tour AG augmented reality

brest fortress tour AG augmented reality

Three halls devoted to the events of the Great Patriotic War tell about the first hours of the war, the heroic defense of the fortress and the attempts the defenders to break through to their troops.

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brest fortress tour AG augmented reality

brest fortress tour AG augmented reality

You won’t find annotations in any of seven rooms, this was done intentionally. The idea is in letting people relive the past in the present. At the same time, every exhibit has a related QR code that brings them to life.

brest fortress tour AG augmented reality

brest fortress tour AG augmented reality

The special app that works both on iOS and Android allows visitors to get additional information, gives access to archival photos, as well as to listen to an audio guide.

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To translate the project into reality, nearly one million Belarusian rubles (~$500,000) was allocated from the budget of the Union State of Belarus and Russia.

Source: TUT.BY