Virtual Realms: Videogames Transformed Exhibition Guide

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12 Jun 2021 - 9 Jan 2022

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You may have noticed art handlers wearing protective gloves. This is because the oil on our hands causes a chemical reaction with almost everything we touch. For artworks and photographs, this can have a detrimental effect.

Most museums enforce a ‘NO FLASH’ photography rule. The ultraviolet light of the flash generates heat and light, both of which can damage artworks.

Taking photographs in the museum is encouraged unless otherwise signposted.

Artworks must be kept at specific low temperatures and relative humidity to protect them from deterioration. This means our museum may feel cold to you.

Want to know more about collection conservation guidelines? Visit the International Council of Museums online for more information.

Our Partners

The Barbican
A world-class arts and learning organisation, the Barbican, London pushes the boundaries of all major art forms including dance, film, music, theatre and visual arts. Its creative learning programme further underpins everything it does. Over 1.1 million people attend events annually, hundreds of artists and performers are featured, and more than 300 staff work onsite. The architecturally renowned centre opened in 1982 and comprises the Barbican Hall, the Barbican Theatre, The Pit, Cinemas One, Two and Three, Barbican Art Gallery, a second gallery The Curve, foyers and public spaces, a library, Lakeside Terrace, a glasshouse conservatory, conference facilities and three restaurants. The City of London Corporation is the founder and principal funder of the Barbican Centre.See more
The Barbican is home to Resident Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra; Associate Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra; Associate Ensembles the Academy of Ancient Music and Britten Sinfonia, Associate Producer Serious, and Artistic Partner Create. Our Artistic Associates include Boy Blue, Cheek by Jowl, Deborah Warner, Drum Works and Michael Clark Company. The Los Angeles Philharmonic are the Barbican’s International Orchestral Partner, the Australian Chamber Orchestra are International Associate Ensemble at Milton Court and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra are International Associate Ensemble. 

Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Museum is the largest museum in the Southern Hemisphere, offering unparalleled insight into Victoria’s histories, cultures and natural environment from a range of perspectives. Behold globally-recognised exhibitions such as First Peoples, Te Vainui O Pasifika, Bugs Alive!, 600 Million Years, The Mind, Dinosaur Walk, and Forest Secrets,
along with brilliant temporary and touring exhibitions from near and far.See more

Located in the iconic Carlton Gardens and designed by Denton Corker Marshall, this iconic structure houses spaces such as Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Te Pasifika Gallery, the Forest Gallery, the Science and Life Gallery, the Melbourne Gallery and the Pauline Gandel Children’s Gallery.

Museums Victoria is the umbrella organisation for Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks, Immigration Museum and IMAX Melbourne, as well as Museums Victoria’s largest collection item, the iconic UNESCO World Heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building. Attracting in excess of 2 million visitors across all its venues, Museums Victoria is one of the most popular tourism attractions in Victoria.