Category: Visitor Experience

Museum traditionally are mostly dedicated to one sense: the sight. Even though there are concert halls and auditoriums within museums, and even though technology has allowed the integration of sound and smell into both art and scenography, no museum has been using and studying the effects of appealing to all five senses to create compelling […]

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What if your smartphone could host not only content surrounding an exhibition, but the exhibition itself? Through a unique partnership, Rhizome and the New Museum launched an app dedicated to virtual reality art. First Look: Artists’ VR, available both for iOS and Android, allows users to experience virtual reality art for free, just by downloading […]

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The world’s very first venue enabled with Google Tango is the Detroit Institute of Arts! After much testing, Google finally created an onsite experience with Tango, its powerful indoor mapping technology and augmented reality platform. The tech recognizes features of a room, stitches together 3D maps and locates users in the mapped space, allowing them […]

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How long does it take to clean a still huge whale model? Who are the archaeologists that uncovered your favorite exhibit? Is a polar bear closer to a koala or to a human baby? Those are only some of the questions that Explorer, the app the American Museum of Natural History just updated last month, […]

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A Museum is most of the time a place where exhibits are shown out of their original environment, and context is brought by labels, scenography, introductory texts. It is especially the case for historical and archaeological artefacts, that had a specific use beyond their esthetics. But the Archeologie Gemeente Den Haag chose to take a […]

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On a journey to discover the wonders of the Palladian Villas in the North of Italy, a stop at the Palladio Museum in Vicenza is an absolute must-see! The Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio is one of the most influential figures in the History of Architecture. His “Palladian Villas” were living spaces for the Venetian upper […]

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Museums are key players in education, both in art history and beyond. The London Science Museum has been taking their educational even more seriously since the opening of Wonderlab in October 2016. Wonderlab is a space designed with kids in mind, so they can explore and experiment with more than 50 marvels of science. With […]

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In March, a new museum was added to the range of historical museums in Poland: The Ulma Museum, commemorating Polish families who saved or tried to save Jews during World War II. This very first museum dedicated to the Polish Righteous Among the Nations has been opened in Markowa, a 4000-inhabitant town in south-eastern Poland, […]

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More and more museums are using theatre and tech to highlight their physical exhibits… or the lack thereof, as at the Lost Palace experience Tim Powell created with startups and comedians at the Palace of Whitehall and told us about at WAM16. But what about making the audience a character of the play? While Tate […]

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Last June during WAM16, Martha Henson taught us that anyone was all able to create a game mechanic, even if they were no game experts. Creating an efficient gameplay can be as easy as taking an existing one and changing one or two factors. That being said, it may still seem like a challenge to […]

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