Turn your Instagram pictures into a virtual museum with Instamuseum

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Tour your own photos in the Louvre museum or an art gallery. With Instamuseum you’ll create your own 3D gallery in just minutes. You can share it with your friends and explore it in VR!

Here’s how you create your own Instamuseum:

  1. Visit Instamuseum.com and enter a Instagram username.
  2. Select an environment to use (for now we have The Louvre, Art Gallery, Wall and Cube, but more will follow).
  3. Sign in to your Sketchfab account, or create one – it only takes 10 seconds.
  4. Wait a few minutes while we grab your pictures, frame them, and hang them on your virtual walls.
  5. Your Instamuseum will appear and you can start exploring it!
  6. BONUS: Use the 3D Settings to change the color of the walls, add lighting and post processing effects, and adjust the VR settings.

Are you pleased with the result? Then share it with your friends with the social media buttons below your model. Facebook supports Sketchfab, and your friends will see your gallery right in their news feeds.

And if you have a VR headset or a Cardboard VR viewer, just click the VR button and enjoy your Instamuseum in full, immersive 3D! (Read more about our VR support here).

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About this project

Here at we Sketchfab we love it when people use our technology in unexpected ways (check out these cool projects!). That is why we created an open system that allows everyone to write apps on top of our platform. So when Sylvain Zimmer came to us with an idea to automagically convert Instagram VR galleries into 3D environments, we were game!

If you’re interested in how this works, the entire project is open source. You can grab the code from GitHub and study how this was done, read our developers documentation and build your own app. If you need support you can turn to our Development and API forum – we’ll be happy to help you out! Let us know if you’ve made something cool, we’d love to share it 🙂

Thanks Sylvain!

About the author

Bart Veldhuizen

Community Lead at Sketchfab. 3D Scanning enthusiast and Blenderhead.


  • Mmmarko says:

    More like – Kitschfab 😀

  • Bart Veldhuizen says:

    That depends on your Instagram gallery 🙂

  • this is awesome. thank you

  • Bart Veldhuizen says:

    Thanks Avinash! Did you create a gallery?

  • KdK says:

    Awesome! Test. Hum. Uselesse. Need choose pictures in Instagram.

  • Mmmarko says:

    No, not really. The very idea of making a virtual 3d “museum” with glossy marble floor and fake 3d modeled decorations around the pictures in order to (better?) show your Instagrams (which seem to be much more easily accessible on their original location) is kitsch(y). it doesn’t matter whose gallery is inside, it’s surrounding is total kitsch (fake art, unnecessary waste of time and visual stimuli).

    Also, I don’t have an Instagram account.

  • DeusXs says:

    Hello folks!

    I own an Online Art Gallery {see link} that I’m developing and the 3D virtual showrooms are the main core of the whole projects, specially in conjunction with Second Life technology and potential.

    If this resource allows to make interwebsites connections easier {I wanted my virtual showrooms were connected with Istagram and other social networks where I have my presence} then I definitely would like to find the way of using it.
    It would be very interesting if there was the chance to reproduce custom 3D environments matching any virtual gallery from Second Life and viceversa.

    Any comment, suggestion or enquiries are welcome and encouraged {if allowed in this context}.


    PS: the website/gallery is under construction, sorry for the inconvenience.

  • Go see galleryintheair.com

  • Juan says:

    Could not get my own gallery! My user (ingayau) did not work…

  • Hi Juan! It only works with public accounts, and yours is private. In order to make it work you should choose a public Instagram profile. Thanks!

  • Vlad says:

    Please, please, PLEASE make filter that will hide all this Instashit from main browse page.
    Before this happen was possible check latest uploads and found good people to follow. Or just view good and bad works.
    But now not possible see anything other than this Instagallery.
    This gallery is interesting for their owners, but not for professional users on your site.
    As for this moment it possible view latest sketchfab projects only via Artstation or similar service that have integration with sketchfab.
    Do you know which service in this case make money from ads? Not sketchfab, but Artstation.
    Your service only like Mediafare or similar file/image sharing service. Cloud storage.
    Is this what you want?

  • Jordan says:

    That sounds super cool! What a cute way to display photos you’ve taken – it’s like I have my own personal gallery.

  • Alan Jones says:

    Yes, I agree. If we could choose the photos we want to ‘hang’, that would be great!

  • H-C says:

    Love this, but I hope you can develop a tutorial.

  • Bart Veldhuizen says:

    Do you have any specific questions? Also, did you take a look at the source at GitHub?

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