RecoVR: Mosul, a collective reconstruction

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A reconstruction of the Mosul Museum in Iraq, commissioned by The Economist Media Lab in association with Project Mosul. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: RecoVR: Mosul takes you on a tour of the virtual Mosul Museum in Iraq to showcase the work of Rekrei (formerly known as Project Mosul), a heritage project dedicated to restoring lost cultural heritage through photogrammetry and 3D modeling. The tour highlights antiquities in and around the Mosul Museum that were destroyed by Islamic State in 2015. It tells the story of their destruction and explains how The Economist and Project Mosul reconstructed the antiquities and built the virtual museum. RecoVR: Mosul was created by Ziv Schneider and Laura Chen in The Economist Media Lab and premiered at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam in November 2015. This version features additional VR production by Visualise. Check out Economist Films: Check out The Economist’s full video catalogue: Like The Economist on Facebook: Follow The Economist on Twitter: Read our Tumblr: Follow us on Instagram: Check out our Pinterest: Follow us on LINE: