“War Up Close” with a VR Exhibition in Fredericksburg

On December 16th, the “War Up Close” team hosted another exhibition as part of their American tour. The event took place at the George Bush Museum Gallery of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg.

Using VR-Oculus, visitors had the opportunity to realistically witness the destruction brought by Russians to Ukrainian cities through 360-degree images. They could also compare these scenes with panoramic videos showcasing the beauty of Ukraine before the war.

The museum was quite crowded that day, and most people came specifically to view our exhibition. Elderly individuals shed tears, while younger ones expressed outrage at the audacity of the aggressor country, recognizing Russia’s actions as state-sponsored terrorism. We engage with everyone, explaining, as everyone seeks answers: why this is happening, how to stop this war, and what the end of the war will mean for us and the world.

The Mayor of Fredericksburg, Gerald Hoover, and his wife also visited the exhibition. They spoke with the team and expressed interest in how they could help Ukraine.

We extend our gratitude to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine, and the National Museum of Ukrainian History for their continuous support of our project.