During summer 1996 visitors to Explorers Hall, the museum of the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C., were able to take a "virtual" walking tour of the ancient Egyptian tomb of Queen Nefertari. Part of a presentation entitled Virtual Reality: New Ways to See Old Sites, the interactive tour of the tomb was originally developed for the exhibition Nefertari: Light of Egypt, organized by the GCI and the Fondazione Memmo at the Palazzo Ruspoli in Rome in 1994. The 3-D tour permits visitors to travel anywhere within the tomb, both as it appears today and as it looked at the time of its discovery. The tour also allows viewers to stop and consider conservation problems and treatment methods and listen to recitations of the hieroglyphic inscriptions on the tomb's walls.
The extraordinary wall paintings of the tomb of Nefertari were conserved between 1986 and 1992 in a joint project of the GCI and the Egyptian Antiquities Organization.