New: Digitized Art, Antiquities, and Places
At Specterras, we attempt to provide high-quality frictionless access to antiquities, art, and cultural sites through photorealistic VR and AR. Many cultural artifacts in US and European museums acquired during the colonial era through looting, unauthorized digs, grave robbery, or shady dealings with unsanctioned brokers face return requests from countries of origin. Our “Digital Repatriation Project” intends to provide a way to shed light on this issue, provide informative digital facsimiles, and encourage museums to return works that are reasonably requested.
We believe that VR and AR can help cross geographical, physical, and financial barriers that once made experiencing the cultural world the exclusive domain of a select few.