Kevin Kline was at SXSW and he got this exclusive from for Irish Tech News.

From thousands of miles away in Austin, Texas, Cork-based announced it will create a new museum experience, fittingly featuring the Irish diaspora.

Even though he is currently nowhere near EPIC The Irish EmigrationMuseum, Digisoft CEO Fearghal Kelly can walk through the Dublin museum. Digisoft’s partnership uses its immersive Virtual Reality Orchestration Platform to allow a 360 degree tour of the museum from anywhere in the world.

Kelly spoke at Ireland’s section of the South By Southwest festival in Texas. He also appears on an Irish Tech News Podcast recorded from SXSW.

“EPIC is a truly innovative attraction that combines modern interactive experiences with history, tradition and nostalgia,” writes Kelly in a statement. “We are delighted to be able to assist them in sharing this experience with a wider audience.”

The collaboration involves 360 degree photography and immersive audio with smart apps and VR headsets. In a statement, Digisoft suggested at future partnerships to promote Irish museums.

EPIC The Irish Immigration Museum’s managing director Mervyn Greene says the VR experience “is sure to impress tour operators at upcoming overseas tourism events.”

Anyone attending the SXSW festival can check out the EPIC Ireland experience at the Ireland Pavilion, hosted by Enterprise Ireland.

In an interview on the Irish Tech News Podcast, Kelly says the company he’s led since 2012 has an interesting position as a 16-year-old startup. They’ve always centred around interactive media experiences, although the medium has changed from time to time.

You can listen to his full interview here.

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