The Code of the Cloisters

Eva Chen

Imagine you are Dr. Robert Langdon from the Da Vinci Code, and having a new adventure in an epic medieval museum in New York City. Not in VR, but the real world.


The Code of the Cloisters is a physical immersive experience that allows you to explore the MET Cloisters museum in a brand new way. This project will allow visitors to act as detectives to collect clues and solve puzzles in the museum along with the help of an antique book and an AR app.

The book is originally from the 18th century, it includes several stories and puzzles. All of them seem relative to the well- known exhibit: the Unicorn Tapestries. Visitors will have to go to the Met Cloisters Museum where the tapestries are showed and try to figure out the puzzles with the help of a modern tool, an AR app, in this medieval style building.

Through this process, a real connection between visitors and the exhibits will be built. People won’t feel the exhibits from thousands of years ago are too far to be reached out anymore. Visitors will be able to learn and to enjoy in this AR game.