Increasing attendance, membership, and visibility are some of the top priorities across the cultural space. To date, there’s been no easy and cost-effective solution that empowers organizations to leverage the networks of their most dedicated supporters to address these goals. Your constituents have valuable connections with the potential to elevate your organization – if only there were an easy way to tap into them.
Partnerships are the backbone of the museum and nonprofit world, and strong collaboration is vital to sustaining cultural space. From the relationships between organizations and their constituents, communities of volunteers, to partnerships between museums and brands, these networks are the lifeblood that keeps nonprofits thriving.
This month, we are beyond excited to celebrate Cuseum’s 5th birthday! We’re kicking off the festivities with 5 Fun Facts about our company’s 5-year-long journey. So, let’s take a ride down memory lane!
Cuseum is proud to announce the issuance of United States Patent No. 10,264,392 related to a new method of delivering content based on a user’s location, activity, and emotional response. The company continues to expand its inventive mobile solutions to serve the evolving needs of museums, attractions, and nonprofits.
Running a membership program comes with a lot of moving parts and responsibility. With traditional membership cards you may be spending more time, money, and effort than you think. Between the printing of paper or plastic cards, postage, staff labor, never-ending membership mailings, and lapsed members, just how high is your membership expenditure and how does that accumulate over time?
Charlie Fink, foremost expert on Augmented Reality best known for his Forbes column, has just released his new book Convergence: How The World Will Be Painted With Data, where Cuseum’s founder Brendan Ciecko was featured within the “AR in Museums” chapter.
It has been a spectacular year for Cuseum and there is a ton to be excited about heading into the new year. 2018 was full of growth, unforgettable happenings, and new additions to the Cuseum family. We’ve never been more excited about what’s been happening in the world of museums, public attractions, and cultural nonprofits. Thank you for being a part of this journey!
In the words of TechRadar, “It's time to ditch that clunky old audio guide.” Cuseum is featured in TechRadar for our ongoing work in helping the cultural and heritage sector embrace modern, mobile technology.
Cuseum is pleased to announce the issuance of United States Patent No. 10,034,142 related to a method of effectively and predictively delivering content when there is limited or inconsistent network connectivity. The company continues to expand its innovative products and technology to serve the museum, attractions, and nonprofit sectors.
Cuseum recently made headlines in CNN, ABC, NPR, and beyond for the launch of the White House Historical Association’s new app, “WHExperience” created in partnership with Amazon Web Services!The White House is one of the most iconic national landmarks that draws an impressive crowd (an upwards of 100,000 visitors annually!). The White House Historical Association was founded in 1961 by First Lady Jackie Kennedy as a nonprofit and non-partisan organization, with a mission to “protect, preserve, and provide public access to the rich history of America’s Executive Mansion.” With the support of both the Secret Service and the National Park Services, the WHHA has enabled visitors to enjoy the White House’s rich history; however, the new app “WHExperience,” has extended that mission into the digital world to create an engaging and educational experience for all!
Cuseum’s CEO & Founder, Brendan Ciecko, recently spoke at the AWS Public Sector Summit held last week in Washington, DC. The summit explored the power of Amazon’s cloud technology, as well as how this groundbreaking technological shift can be utilized for innovative projects across industries and sectors.
Cuseum was recently featured in Slate, a notable online magazine of news, politics, technology, and culture, in an article that explores how museums are working to draw a younger audience and take advantage of the digital age.
Cuseum’s Founder & CEO, Brendan Ciecko, was recently featured in IoT Playbook in an article exploring how Cuseum utilizes new technology to redefine the digital tour guide, while delving into the use of iBeacon technology.
Using augmented reality, Klimt’s iconic masterpiece “The Tree of Life” will be brought to life for the enjoyment of Pioneers attendees in celebration of Viennese modernism and on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of death of Gustav Klimt.
There is a growing discussion around how AR can be used to elevate the museum experience and bring exhibitions to life. PSFK, a leading trend reporting publication and authority on consumer experience, reports on the topic in the piece “How Augmented Reality is Changing the Museum Experience.”
Dan Sullivan, head of Growth & Partnerships at Cuseum, recently spoke at MIT Museum’s “Hacking the Museum,” which was part of the larger Cambridge Science Festival that took place from April 13-22. The event brought together leading minds from across industries to “talk about and demo museum APIs and collections databases with museum hackers” and to look at how technology like AR can be leveraged in the museum space.
Cuseum was recently featured in Wired, a leading technology news publication, in an article that explores the growing role of augmented reality in museums, and how it can be used to engage visitors and drive creativity. Additionally, the use of AR in museums illustrates how technology has the potential to “shake up” the museum world, and bring institutions into the digital age in a way that will speak to a larger audience.
We’ve never been more passionate about helping cultural institutions push the envelope with new and immersive experiences. Today, Cuseum is pleased to announce a new feature and support Apple’s ARKit to help craft new ways of delivering experiences for museum visitors.
Cuseum’s CEO & Founder, Brendan Ciecko, was recently published in VentureBeat, a leading tech news publication, in an op-ed that explores innovation and AR technology in museum. Brendan’s article looks at both how museums have begun to implement AR technology, and how they can continue to utilize this technology in the future to boost visitor engagement in new ways.
We’re pleased to announce that Brendan Ciecko, Cuseum’s CEO & Founder, will be speaking at REMIX Summit NYC 2018! Held in New York City from March 22-23, the conference will explore culture, technology and entrepreneurship.
Augmented reality, the combination of real and computer-generated worlds viewed through your phone, is popping up wherever you look; in social media, advertising, games, etc! As a new, powerful tool for artistic creation and an innovative method of audience engagement, AR has the potential to revolutionize the way we experience art, and it was only a matter of time before AR entered the museum space. Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) has been at the forefront of the movement to bring AR into museums, and in December 2017, in partnership with Cuseum, they launched the first art exhibit using Apple’s ARKit.
We are thrilled to announce that Cuseum’s CEO & founder Brendan Ciecko will be speaking at AR in Action 2018! The event will be held in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the MIT Media Lab and will bring together leading inventors, integrators, investors and executives to explore the innovative potential of technology and AR.
2017 has been a year of exciting ideas, innovation, and creation! As we approach the final days of the year, it’s nice to take a look back at some of our favorite moments and remember all that we’ve achieved while looking forward to where we’ll go from here. Thanks for being a part of this journey! Here are a few highlights from this past year:
We are thrilled to announce that Cuseum’s CEO & Founder Brendan Ciecko will be speaking at the American Alliance of Museums’ (AAM) Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo! Held in Phoenix from May 6-9 2018, this expansive event will bring together museum experts and industry leaders alike to explore a wide range of topics from collections management and curatorial practices, to education, audience research, community engagement, and more!