Nintendo brings art to life at the Louvre
The touchscreen devices are providing visitors with a 3D perspective on some of the works of art the museum hosts such as the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo.
The Nintendo technology also enables visitors to get up close and personal with the works as well as see them from angles that would not normally be possible.
The audio guides, which are available in seven languages, feature a mapping function showing visitors exactly where they are in the museum as well as a number of themed tours such as masterpieces while an Egypt tour targeting families will be released soon.
The Louvre is hoping the devices will help it keep in step with the young demographic it attracts with more than half of the 8.9 million visitors last year aged under 30.
Linda Fox is deputy editor for Tnooz. For the past eight years she has worked as a freelance journalist across a range of B2B titles including Travolution, ABTA Magazine, Travelmole and the Business Travel Magazine.
In this time she has also undertaken corporate projects for a number of high profile travel technology, travel management and research companies.
Prior to her freelance career she covered hotels and technology news for Travel Trade Gazette for seven years. Linda joined TTG from Caterer & Hotelkeeper where she worked on the features desk for more than five years.