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Participants are needed for a graduate research study to examine how museum educators can apply augmented and virtual reality technologies. Anyone interested in participating may visit the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art from Tuesday, Feb. 1, through Thursday, Feb. 10, to take part and help the museum field.

Participating visitors will wear a head-mounted camera that will record their experience in the galleries, noting which objects they are looking at and actual time spent viewing. Participants will then complete a survey asking how much attention they paid to each object for comparison, as well as their overall attitudes about augmented and virtual reality.

A new slate of exhibitions, including work by faculty and contemporary artists and collection objects, opens Friday, Jan. 28. The museum is located at 901 S. College St., and admission is free. For more information, go to jcsm.auburn.edu or call 334-844-1484.

A man wears virtual reality goggles.

A museum visitor wears augmented reality goggles while looking at an artwork.