Tourism Pilot

Tired of just looking at paintings? Then the Tourism Pilot may just be your thing! The Tourism Pilot is a genuinely different and surprisingly deep way for visitors to engage with heritage, based on emotion, playfulness and curiosity.

Recreate a painting with your friends, then upload and share your photograph, twinned with the original, for others to enjoy - vangoyourself.com

The Europeana Creative tourism Pilot team recreating the Last Supper in a restaurant in Mons. Great fun!

The Europeana Creative Tourism Pilot team recreating the Last Supper in a restaurant in Mons. Great fun!
(CC BY-SA Europeana Creative, remix of "The Last Supper" by Giampietrino)

VanGoYourself encourages you to recreate classic scenes from some of world's most famous paintings in a contemporary setting, which you can then share with your friends on social media. The site features works from Masters such as Van Gogh or Rembrandt - with over fifty paintings from more than ten collections in seven European countries all just waiting to be recreated!

The service offers a genuinely different and surprisingly deep way for visitors to engage with heritage, based on emotion, playfulness and curiosity. As well as existing as a simple online service, the idea can be deployed by tourist offices, museums, cities, tour guides, etc to promote specific destinations, sites and events.

It provides the touristic sector with a way for audiences to have an emotion collection to a place through a playful interaction with its own cultural heritage. It has been built so that spin off collections of twinned images can be offered based on the collections from one specific city or museum. This can then be used to support live events, workshops and participatory activities and easily integrated into existing marketing schemes in a light weight and cost effective way.

Screenshot of VanGoYourself.com

Screenshot of VanGoYourself.com

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