Explore how Tibetan Buddhists encounter and engage with art objects in sacred spaces. Released with the opening of Encountering the Buddha: Art and Practice across Asia at the Freer and Sackler, this app centers on the Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room from the Alice S. Kandell Collection. In the three-year exhibition, the app complements and enhances the immersive viewing experience of the shrine room. At home, the app offers virtual access to the shrine room and acts as a tool for understanding Tibetan Buddhism, its sacred spaces, and the activities and objects therein.
To travel alongside Hyecho, the young Korean monk who traversed the Buddhist world in the eighth century, download the apps Hyecho’s Journey and Hyecho’s World, created by University of Michigan undergraduates.
A young Korean monk who traversed the Buddhist world in the eighth century is the focus of two additional apps that accompany Encountering the Buddha: Art and Practice across Asia. Both were created by undergraduates in the Multidisciplinary Design Program at the University of Michigan.
Hyecho’s Journey: Travel alongside the teenage Buddhist monk with games and objects in the Freer and Sackler collections.
Hyecho’s World: Visit major Buddhist sites through an interactive map.