The Digital Museum

Google App helps museums go mobile

Google have launched a new Digital Museum platform that allows museums to create simple, shareable mobile apps to tell their stories online.

The app, from the Google Cultural Institute  makes use of Google’s existing platforms such as YouTube and Street View to let museums showcase their collections and share their experience through video and online storytelling.

The app allows users to share content -so visitors who have been inspired by what they find in your museum can easily tell their friends about it and share their experience.

The app has just been launched, with a pilot group of 11 global museums. Their apps are available for free on the Google Play store. Content can be downloaded so the app works offline – helpful for museums which don’t currently have wi-fi access on-site, or for users to “visit” your museum remotely.

If you are interested in trying out this app for your museum, you can register your interest and sign up here.

 

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