Gandayo, a marketing agency based in Germany, reached out to educational institutions and museums in their community when they had to temporarily close their doors and services to the public. By capturing these spaces in photorealistic 3D, they knew they could help them thrive by offering the public to visit them virtually.
Tim Schätzke, managing director of Gandayo, partnered with the curators of the Brothers Grimm House in Steinau an der Strasse to create an immersive 3D experience. Now, the history and visual experience of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm’s home is no longer limited to physical visits - it can be shared with people around the world. Visitors can virtually walk through each room and floor to discover the preserved stories of the Brothers Grimm -- everything from Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty to Snow White and Rapunzel.
We caught up with them to learn how his team uses Matterport to showcase museums, schools, and other physical spaces
Q: What inspired the 3D capture of this space?
The Brothers Grimm House in Steinau an der Strasse had to temporarily close its doors last year due to the pandemic. We contacted the director about capturing the museum in 3D using Matterport technology, and the decision was swiftly made to move forward. They were excited about giving people who are interested in the life and legacy of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm the chance to replicate the unique experience of visiting the museum from home. The project turned out to be a great success and it was happily received by visitors from all over the world.
Q: What are the “must-sees” you want visitors to explore and why?
The Brothers Grimm House is the last authentically preserved home of the famous fairy tale collectors in existence. Reflecting upon his home town Steinau in his memoirs, Jacob Grimm mentioned that “there was no happier place than this one.”
While visitors can discover a kitchen with authentic furniture and equipment from the era of the Brothers Grimm, an exhibition on fairy tales from across the world awaits them on the first floor. They should definitely pay close attention to the many hints the director of the museum and the team have added to the tour.
Q: What spaces do you anticipate capturing in the near future?
We have various projects planned for the future. For example, we were invited to digitize the historical museum opposite the Brothers Grimm house at roughly the same time. We’re constantly looking for new challenging projects that give us the chance to enhance our knowledge using Matterport technology.