Cultural institutions take advantage of new technologies
Three cultural institutions – the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg and the Vancouver Art Gallery – are taking advantage of new digital technologies to improve public access.
At the Royal BC Museum, it will be easier to explore collections, archives and research thanks to a new website, called the learning portal. It allows children and adults to access images, stories, videos, recordings and more.
Meanwhile, the human rights museum has launched a mobile app that includes a self-guided audio tour. Using Bluetooth iBeacons, the app communicates with more than 120 access points in the museum.
The app was created in cooperation with Acoustiguide, a global company that has done similar work for the Louvre, the Guggenheim and the Smithsonian.
And the Vancouver Art Gallery’s recent exhibition, Douglas Coupland: everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything, is now available to a global audience through the Google Art Project.
Online visitors can browse 74 works debuted at the Vancouver gallery last year as part of the first major survey of Coupland’s prolific output over the last 14 years.