UMU designs didactic game for virtual tour of the Salzillo Museum

The University of Murcia (UMU) has designed and developed a virtual educational visit to the Salzillo Museum in Murcia which is a real immersion in its permanent exhibition.

It is a game through which you can discover curiosities about the history of the museum and the elements that are treasured there while you walk through its rooms and corridors.

This virtual visit is especially designed for primary and secondary school students so that teaching teams can prepare visits to the museum in advance at their schools and thus motivate learning.

This educational game, developed for mobiles and computers and which can be accessed via the Salzillo Museum’s website, lasts 20 minutes, during which you have to go through its rooms and corridors, according to the educational institution.

In each area, participants must uncover clues hidden among the figures and objects that will be useful in answering the questions hidden behind the exit door of each room. Each clue read means 5 points for the player, and correct answers mean 20 points. There are three levels of difficulty in the questions and contents.

Room by room, points are added up. The virtual visit goes through the Museum History room, the Tribune Room, the Neapolitan Nativity Scene, the Salzillo Workshop, the Sketch Room, Salzillo’s Nativity Scene, the Nativity-Church Hallway and the Church of Nuestro Padre Jesús.

The rector of the University of Murcia, José Luján; the president of the Brotherhood of Nuestro Padre Jesús, Emilio Llamas; and María Teresa Marín Torres, Director of the Salzillo Museum, took part in the presentation.

The game is an initiative of the University Master’s Degree in Education and Museums of the University of Murcia, coordinated by Rosa María Hervás, and has been developed by the Psychological Instrumentation Service of the University of Murcia, led by Pedro Francisco Castell. Roque Ortiz, head of the Scientific and Technical Research Area of the UMU also participated in the presentation event, which took place in the Salzillo Museum itself.


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