Parliament House restoration in virtual reality

Stone reliefFour virtual reality tours have been created of the historic restoration works at Parliament House.

They are available on the Victorian Parliament’s website and provide a spectacular 360 degree view of the detailed work being undertaken.

It’s a unique opportunity to explore one of Victoria’s most significant heritage projects.

One of the features of the virtual tours is the close-up view of a sculptural relief dating from the late 19th century (pictured below). The relief was sculpted by renowned Melbourne-born artist Bertram Mackennal, who also designed the medals for the 1908 London Olympic Games.

The restoration of Parliament House commenced more than a decade ago, with stonemasons from O’Connor and Sons now working on the 11th stage of the project, which is being managed by the Department of Parliamentary Services.

The virtual reality tours were produced for the Victorian Parliament by Melbourne technology company Phoria.

The virtual reality tours can be viewed at vicparl.news/restoration

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