Nicolas Baudin’s ships, Géographe and Naturaliste embarked from Le Havre in October 1800 for the southern continent carrying an impressive contingent of scientists and scientific assistants. Lavishly funded by Napoleon Bonaparte, the expedition’s agenda was the discovery and study of natural sciences. The ships returned to France with over 100,000 specimens and a collection of 1500 natural history drawings.
This app brings to life, four of the paintings created during the voyage. The four images trigger separate augmented reality experiences. Just face your camera towards one of the images in the exhibition or point it at any marketing material that contains the puffer fish image.