New Study Shows Museums Offering More Mobile Experiences

"His house is like a museum. It's very beautiful and very cold, and you're not allowed to touch anything." - Matthew Broderick, in Ferris Bueller's Day Off People sometimes think of museums the way Ferris Bueller described them. But as you and I know, that's changing! Especially when museums adopt mobile technology to create interactive apps … Continue reading New Study Shows Museums Offering More Mobile Experiences

The Freedom Center’s Richard Cooper on the Future of Museums and the Role Technology Will Play

This interview is part of our “Thought Leader” series, where we get inside the heads of the best and brightest in the museum & technology world. Richard Cooper Manager of Interpretive Services Richard C. Cooper is the Manager of Interpretive Services at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center where he oversees the development and presentation … Continue reading The Freedom Center’s Richard Cooper on the Future of Museums and the Role Technology Will Play

Got a Hankering for Bad Art? Look No Further Than Your Mobile Phone

Art museums are easily accessible for art enthusiasts in every major US city. But, where do you look when you need to get your fix of bad art? Massachusetts’s own Museum of Bad Art is located in the basement of Somerville’s Davis Square Theater, but thanks to their new TourSphere mobile app, their tens of … Continue reading Got a Hankering for Bad Art? Look No Further Than Your Mobile Phone

Seb Chan on Smart Technology in Museums and “an operating system for the building”

This interview is part of our “Thought Leader” series, where we get inside the heads of the best and brightest in the museum & technology world. Seb Chan Director of Digital & Emerging Media Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York Seb Chan is currently the Director of Digital & Emerging Media, Smithsonian, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in … Continue reading Seb Chan on Smart Technology in Museums and “an operating system for the building”

Tour Strawbery Banke Museum on your Smartphone with President Obama

Our friends at Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, NH are having an exciting week! They recently announced that President Barack Obama will visit Strawbery Banke as a campaign stop this Friday, along with Vice President Joe Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden. Obama is the first president since George Washington to visit Strawbery Banke. … Continue reading Tour Strawbery Banke Museum on your Smartphone with President Obama

Nancy Proctor on Mobile in Museums (and Revolutionary Change)

This interview is part of our “Thought Leader” series, where we get inside the heads of the best and brightest in the museum & technology world. Nancy Proctor Head of Mobile Strategy & Initiatives Smithsonian Institution Nancy Proctor heads up mobile strategy and initiatives for the Smithsonian Institution, and is co-chair of the Museums & the Web … Continue reading Nancy Proctor on Mobile in Museums (and Revolutionary Change)

5 Great Museum Bars

There is just something other-worldly about enjoying a drink surrounded by masterpieces.  Whether it is the art that makes the drink more interesting or the drink that makes the art more tasty is hard to say.  Here are a few places you might want to check out if you're looking for liquid inspiration: The Modern at … Continue reading 5 Great Museum Bars

iSpy a cool new app: International Spy Museum

It's no secret that the International Spy Museum is one of the most intriguing museums D.C. has to offer. They now offer a mobile app from Toursphere that is enhancing the novelty of the museum exponentially. The Spy Museum's app is a perfect example of how an app can make a visitor's experience more than … Continue reading iSpy a cool new app: International Spy Museum

Murder Goes Mobile at the Met!

What do Madame X, a murder, and a mobile phone have in common? They are all part of Murder at the Museum: An American Art Mystery, the first mobile detective game created by The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The app was built on TourSphere and produced by Green Door Labs. Through the smartphone app, Met … Continue reading Murder Goes Mobile at the Met!

Getting Young Adults into Art Museums

Jennifer M. DePrizio is the Director of Visitor Learning at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, MA.  We recently sat down with her to chat about a question we get all of the time, "How can we get more young people through our doors and engaged at a deeper level?" Jennifer was kind enough … Continue reading Getting Young Adults into Art Museums