Tuesday, January 29, 2013

What's new?

As you may have noticed, I've not posted anything here for a few months. No excuses, but there is a reason. I've taken a new position within the Atlas Van Lines Family. I am now with The Paxton Companies and have been spending time making sure that everyone knows that I still provide the same high quality Museum Exhibition Transportation Service that I always have. The change to the Paxton Companies allows me to continue concentrating on providing the best transportation services available.

While I've gone through this transition I've been thinking about the future of museums and what that means to us all. I have visited many museums and the ones that keep my interest are the institutions that make interpretation easy, if not actually inspiring. No longer will I settle for just a label describing the object. I don't believe that I'm alone in my desire to learn interactively about a piece of art, the artist and the history of the piece. In short, I'm looking for an interactive experience to interpret an exhibition. To that end, I have found the most unique interactive experience I've ever seen. It combines art and interpretation with technology to provide a new way to explore the museum's collections.

The Gallery One space at the Cleveland Museum of Art features a forty foot, multi-touch screen which allows access to more than 3500 objects from the museum's collection. This provides a great way for visitors to design a personalized tour of the museum and to discover a broader understanding of the collections on view.

Take a look at the video below to get an idea of how Gallery One is providing a unique way of discovering the museum's permanent collection.

In addition to Gallery One, the museum has introduced their ArtLens multi-dimensional iPad app. By utilizing image recognition, visitors can scan objects throughout the museum and obtain up to nine hours of additional multimedia content. Also, triangulation-location technology allows visitors to orient themselves within the building and find objects and additional content.during their visit.

This is very cool!

~ Joe

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