When we heard about the grand opening of the new MAS Museum in Antwerp, we immediately popped it on our list of cool places to visit - but with our busy schedules it seemed like it might end up being one of those things that we never actually get to do. That's why we were thrilled to discover that all of the spectacular treasures this modern architectural gem has to offer can be accessed virtually! That's right, in order to give the public a glimpse into the museum’s going-ons, MAS has organized a digital ‘live video tour’ conducted by a real museum guide that you get to control online - and it’s the first of its kind! You can check out all of the museum's new collections, hit the rooftop to take in the panoramic views of Antwerp or just linger over the spectacular nine-story construction that houses a bounty of fine works - and you never have to leave your desk. Talk about saving carbon emissions as well as the dinero you'd need to dish out for airfare.
Five live guides are currently standing by on different floors of the MAS and you have the ability to tell each of these guide where on the floor you want to go, direct from your computer. The guide takes your commands through headphones and will in turn “walk you” through the museum with a camera. You can admire the collections, discover the building and enjoy the Antwerp panorama remotely, but without all the crowds.
The guided tours will be available at the MAS from Tuesday to Sunday for the next three weeks, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Sunday June 5th.