The application 'Second Canvas Museum of Altamira' is now available for users of mobile devices


This free application will allow users of mobile devices to enter in a very special way 28 of the pieces of excellence in their collection, and 19 of them can be viewed in 3D.

The 3D visualization will facilitate the total perception of each one of its artistic and technical details by means of the rotation in movement of the pieces, mostly with engraved decoration, such as perforated canes, aszagayas, engraved or hanging shoulder blades in different formats and subjects such as bone, tooth or stone.

Each of the objects that make up this virtual sample are accompanied by generic information and a multimedia storytelling that tells anecdotes and curiosities, with which users can deepen their knowledge of the material culture of the societies that inhabited Altamira and its environment for more than 150,000 years, their ways of life, daily activities and transcendent thinking. The pieces come from different deposits of the Cantabrian coast, such as the cave of Altamira, El Rascaño, La Pila or El Juyo.

Images to share on social networks

Another possibility offered by this application is the integration into social networks of the stories created by users, allowing them to capture the images of the details shown through the superzoom during navigation.

Altamira confirms with this new application, available in iOS, Android and tvOS formats, its decided commitment to new technologies at the service of culture, contributing to the enjoyment and access to knowledge of the rich heritage that portrays paleolithic societies.

Altamira thus becomes the first of the museums of the Ministry of Culture and Sports to have a tool that is already enjoyed by other institutions in Spain, such as the Prado National Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum, the Museum of Natural Sciences of Madrid or the National Library of Spain; and international museums, such as the Petit Palais in Paris, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston or the Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts in Belgium.

The Altamira Second Canvas application can be downloaded in the iOS operating system and in the Android operating system.



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