The 1907 Tour: Pierpont Morgan’s Library Revealed

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Experience the rich and fascinating history of the Morgan Library & Museum through the Morgan's new augmented reality (AR) tour. Launched in November 2018, the AR 1907 Tour guides visitors through the architectural landmark and Gilded Age gem, Pierpont Morgan's former library. Morgan commissioned the building in 1902 to house his impressive collection of rare printed books, literary and historical manuscripts, and medieval and Renaissance works. The Morgan's interactive AR technology, developed in partnership with Google and GuidiGo, uses videos and animation to help visitors uncover the hidden wonders of this magnificent space, making some of its most intriguing features—such as the secret staircases behind the bookshelves; the grand, Renaissance-inspired formal doors at the 36th street entrance; and the elaborate ceiling decorations—accessible and in vivid detail. If you've ever wondered what it would it be like to experience the Morgan as it appeared in the early twentieth century, give the AR tour a try. Devices are available at the Information Desk. Subject to availability.