Garvan Institute Launches Online Virtual Tours
Curran Foundation Library panorama
08 December 2014
Following its recent participation in Sydney Living Museums’ Sydney Open event, the Garvan Institute of Medical Research has once again opened its doors to the public – this time with a series of online virtual tours on its website.
The first of its kind for an Australian medical research institute, the series of tours allows website users to see inside the Garvan Institute and The Kinghorn Cancer Centre, the joint facility Garvan operates with St Vincent’s Hospital.
Using Google Business View technology – enabling a similar experience to Google’s popular Street View service, only in an indoor setting – the tours allow website users to navigate through the Institute’s ground floor galleria area and The Kinghorn Cancer Centre’s ground floor and first floor patient treatment and consultation areas.
Additional single shot 360° panoramas allow website users to see inside research laboratories, meeting rooms and other spaces in the upper levels of the two buildings, including the Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics' genomic sequencing laboratory, featuring the state-of-the-art HiSeq X Ten sequencing platform.
Finally a panorama from The Kinghorn Cancer Centre’s rooftop affords a bird's-eye view of St Vincent’s Hospital, as well as Darlinghurst and Sydney’s CBD and harbour.