Opening of the VR Exhibition “War Up Close” in a New Format in Romania

On July 20th, the inauguration of the new immersive exhibition “War Up Close” took place at the Military Museum (Muzeul Militar) in Timișoara, Romania.

The event featured speeches by:

  • Deputy Mayor of Timișoara, Ruben Latcau,
  • Head of the Romanian office of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Katja Plate,
  • Exhibition curator, Yulia Matyash,
  • and Project Communication Manager, Oleksiy Sivak.

Additionally, a video address was presented to the audience by the Ukrainian Ambassador to Romania, Igor Prokopchuk.

The exhibition will be open to visitors for over a month. For this showcase, we have prepared a diverse range of exhibits to illustrate the horrifying reality that war brought upon Ukraine. Among them are Oculus helmets displaying 3D videos of buildings destroyed and damaged by the Russians, cardboard cutouts featuring 3D tours of devastated cities, photos, videos, and artifacts from the front lines.

This marks our first long-term exhibition project, which the “War Up Close” team has realized with the support of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Muzeul Colectivizării din România, Casa Artelor – Directia Judeteana pentru Cultura Timis, the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

Previously, we have held a series of exhibitions across Europe and the United States as part of a world tour dedicated to the anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. We have also presented the virtual museum project at the HillVets CAPCON conference in Washington and the VR Oslo international forum in the capital of Norway.

The exhibition will run until August 31st at the Military Museum in Timișoara, located at Piața Libertății, 5. Visitors can explore the exposition from Tuesday to Saturday, between 12:00 and 20:00.