Author: We Are Museums

Yet another example of how great the marriage between art and startups can be! In September 2014, the New Museum announced the opening of the first museum incubator, inviting young art and tech-oriented startups to share a space inside the walls of the institution. The selected entrepreneurs are to benefit from professional counseling, financial support, […]

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If you’ve already tried carpooling, then you probably know what it feels like to sit next to a stranger for hours with nothing to say and no means of escape. After the first few minutes of talking about the weather and how bad the traffic is, the conversation becomes just like the road ahead of […]

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It’s not something out of « Night at the Museum »: statues at the Lyon Fine Arts museum really are waking up again. For the Mirage Festival, the institution teamed up with the digital arts company BK to create an interactive 3D mapping projection that makes it look as if the statues were animated. Arnaud […]

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Ever dreamt of seeing sea dinosaurs up close? Probably not, but if you change your mind, it’s now possible. The National History Museum in London is launching First Life, a virtual reality project which allows visitors to explore the bottom of the ocean as it was 500 million years ago. Visitors inside the museum are […]

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What did you do this morning? I watched the sun rise in Finland, had lunch in Seoul, and wandered for a while in Minneapolis. I would have gone on to a boat somewhere in Iceland, but my phone ran out of battery and Periscope switched off. Periscope is a kind of giant, free, worldwide Skype […]

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The Brooklyn Museum did it again. They’re one of these institutions that surprises you with cool new ideas when you’re least expecting it – and their latest one doesn’t disappoint. Still in the testing phase, « ASK » is an app that aims at changing the way the institution interacts with its audience. So far, […]

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Launched in 2010 by the RMN-Grand Palais, the Monet mobile & tablet app has just gotten a facelift. When we wrote about it in 2010, it was already a huge success! Designed to be used before, during, and after the visit, it provided its users with an audioguide as well as additional content about the […]

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It’s official: 2015’s all about sound. First there was  this year’s IK Prize, and Courbet Augmented, two projects about augmented reality around paintings. Then there was #MuseumSound, a hashtag invented to create a map of museum sounds around the world. There’s even been a project led by a sound archeologist that reconstructed historical periods through sound only and that […]

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From slideshares to articles and videos, quite a few of the speakers mentioned outside resources during their talks. Here’s a list of some useful resources and content to keep on your desk while you wait for next year’s edition. First things first: if you want to go through the talks again , here’s our slideshare with […]

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  3.5K and counting. That’s how many tweets #wam15 generated in the past week. For those following the Twitter feeds or the actual conferences, that was a lot to take in – but we’re here to help! Here are the 10 big ideas that were discussed at WAM this year.   Museums need a moonshot. […]

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