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.

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V&A launches postcard app

musuempostLondon’s Victoria and Albert Museum has launched an app that allows visitors to send physical postcards using their mobile phones.

Users can create a postcard using images from the V&A’s Art and Design collection – or their own pictures taken on their smartphones – add a message and address and then send a physical version of the card anywhere via Royal Mail.

The app also allows them to find images of objects from the collection they are visiting, or even “selfies” of themselves standing next to an object in the museum.

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