Tico National Museum Opens Virtual Reality Exhibition on the “Abolition of the Army”

"El 48" is a production of the American filmmaker Andrea Kalin

Costa Ricans will be able to enjoy as of this week a virtual reality experience based on the “Abolition of the Army in Costa Rica“. It is “El 48“, a production by the American independent filmmaker, writer, producer, and director Andrea Kalin, which contains 360-degree videos for Oculus Ques viewer. The production lasts approximately five minutes, however, this time will depend on the attention that each viewer pays to the details they will find in it.

“Our goal with this experience is that it encourages more and more people to go out, to take their turn, to tear down the walls that separate us, and to begin the important work of reviving memory. I hope that “El 48” will allow everyone to witness and participate in one of the most crucial moments in the history of Costa Rica“, explained Kalin.

TIP: Get updates on upcoming Costa Rican Retreats & Events by joining our newsletter. Don't miss out on what's happening around you! Click here.

To bring the characters to life, figures such as the journalist and comedian Norval Calvo lent their voice. Also, for the soldiers and politicians, some announcers collaborated in the production.

The exhibit is available at the National Museum

“El 48” is the first virtual reality exhibition that is available at the National Museum of Costa Rica, specifically in the “Casas de los comandantes” room.

Those who wish to have the experience should remember that the Museum hours are from December 1 to 18, Tuesday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. and 1:00 p.m. at 3:00 p.m. In January, from 5 to 29, it will have the same schedule.

Offering innovative educational experiences is always a challenge for museums

“In COVID times, this product is ideal to enjoy in a family bubble. It is an experience of immediate gratification, which the National Museum did not hesitate to accept as a virtual, novel and attractive complement to the entire history of the Bellavista Barracks around the abolition of the army”, stated Rocío Fernández, general director of the National Museum.

The exhibition was donated by Kalin, produced by Spark Media, and received advice from journalist Glenda Umaña.

Relocate to beach work remote
Resonance has been created to bring together a community of digital nomads, entrepreneurs, innovators, wisdom keepers, alternative thinkers, mentors and light leaders from all over the planet to bridge the gap between demanding work and living a lifestyle that offers the opportunity to live and work in an environment that is nourishing and supportive.

LIKE THIS ARTICLE? Sign up to our newsletter and we will send you updates of our latest content as soon as they are available. Click here.

VIAGuillermo Agudelo
SOURCEMarianela Sanabria
Previous articleWould you like to be part of the great construction of a “Sound Map” of Costa Rica?
Next articleHIV in Costa Rica, How it is Cared For and Prevented
Like you, we are tired of corporate media that is politically driven and one sided. So we decided to focus on news that’s important to people. We’re Creating a Conscious alternative news network that we feel the world needs and we need your help! We can’t do this without you! Support news and media that matters and that can help change our world!