The education area of the national museum : Thyssen Bornemisza, has made its own island public in Animal Crossing: New Horizons to encourage artistic dissemination. This enables whosoever is interested in artistic culture to find many of the museum’s works in the Nintendo Switch video game; especially in these uncertain times- COVID-19 preventing travel and one-to-one appointments normally.
Does learning art with video games make sense to you? If not, the Thyssen Museum will prove it. Taking into consideration the informative and educational aspect, the Thyssen education team has turned to the tools for personalization, content sharing, and arrangement of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Thanks to the NookLink functions that allow sharing islands created in there through a simple QR code that any gamer who has a Nintendo Switch and the named title can scan from home.
All of this translates into the chance of visiting an island created by the Thyssen Bornemisza National Museum in which there are several pictorial works by artists such as Holbein, Carpaccio, Rubens, Goya, Caravaggio, Manet or Cézanne. Users can share their favourite paintings with the museum with the help of Twitter (at @EducaThyssen). The desire of the Education Area with this pictorial gallery is to bring art closer to the human population wherever they are. Further, it aims at using video game tools as a means of disseminating knowledge. Certainly Animal Crossing: New Horizons is one of those many tools.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is definitely one of the most relevant and successful video games (26 million units sold) of 2020. Published in March only for Nintendo Switch, it has been the prime choice to accompany the periods of confinement. Since the beginning of its premiere, the title continues to be modified through free batches of new content that tend to respond to the season we are in, including events and festivities making a mark in our calendar.