With all the great museum apps out there you can now carry your favorite painting, sculpture or rare exotic object with you and experience exhibitions and collections from around the world whenever and wherever you like – all at the tap of an app!
Museums are doing a great job in exploring digital and mobile technologies to enhance visitor experiences. And why shouldn’t they, it’s not only the perfect way to reach new audiences but a great opportunity to enter people’s homes and classrooms, and be a part of users daily commutes, travels, work and leisure activities like never before.
Want to try it out? Take a virtual museum tour of some of the great examples below:
No. 1 Royal Crecent Georgian House Museum
Students from Bath Spa University working with Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution have created an interactive app for visitors to the recently redeveloped No.1 Royal Crescent Georgian House Museum. The aim of this cross-disciplinary project was to produce an informative and educational app explaining the history and background of ‘Cabinets of Curiosities’ and the Grand Tour. More specifically, the app looks in detail at objects a typical eighteenth century gentleman would have collected on his tour. Download the iPad app here.
SF MOMA in San Francisco
Travel back in time and explore the inspiring 2010-11
season at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in this visually compelling and original take on a museum annual report. One of the very first art museum annual reports to be presented in the app format, this engaging, lushly designed publication features stories, images, and videos that guide you through the full story of a stellar 12 months at SFMOMA.
Download the iPad app here.
Artipelag in the Lovely Swedish Archipelago
The name Artipelag is a combination of Art, Activities,and Archipelago. It says a lot about what this art venue can offer and this is an amazing destination of high international quality – with boundary-crossing art exhibits. With their recently published mobile app, available both for iPhone and iPad, they are inviting you to come for a visit. The app includes their digital catalogue and everything else about their unique combination of art, performing arts, fine dining and outdoor experience in the Swedish archipelago. Download the app for iPad and iPhone here.
The V&A in London
One of the world’s leading museums for art and designgoes digital with their Played in Britain: Modern Theatre in 100 Plays iPad app. This inspiring use of iPad publishing guides the user through six decades of British theater history, elegantly showcasing over 600 historical images and entertaining multimedia content. Download the iPad app here.
Canadian Art Magazine
Since 1984, Canadian Art has chronicled developments on the Canadian art scene. Four times each year, the best art writers in Canada offer profiles of leading artists together with coverage of important exhibitions across the country and abroad. In addition to contemporary art and artists, major historical figures and touring shows are also profiled. Download the iPad app here.
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