Cuseum’s 2017 Year in Review

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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:

JANUARY

Just days into the new year, we hit the ground running with our CEO’s Op-Ed published in TechCrunch, the #1 source for startup news. His piece “Museums, startups, and accelerators… oh my!” became one of the most widely read and shared pieces in the museum world. We also partnered with Johns Hopkins University for a hands-on learning project in San Diego!

FEBRUARY

We launched mobile guides for Museum of Contemporary Art Denver and Oklahoma City Museum of Contemporary Art to name just a few. RFID Journal highlighted our work with the Asian Art Museum with a focus on our use of beacon technology to enhance the visitor experience!

MARCH

We announced our 2nd product: Digital Membership Cards and also welcomed Museum of Fine Art Houston and Musee McCord to the Cuseum family with the launch of their new mobile apps!

APRIL

Down south, we helped Arizona Historical Society and Briscoe Museum of Western Art launch new guides. No stranger to innovation, our founder spoke about Artificial Intelligence at Museums and the Web and was also named a “Young Innovator” by coworking giant WeWork.

MAY

We had an unforgettable time learning, exchanging ideas, and catching up with our friends at American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting in St. Louis. May was also a busy month with a handful app launches for Pérez Art Museum Miami, MASS MoCA, Timken Museum of Art, and North Carolina Museum of Art!

JUNE

No sign of slowing down, we received our 1st patent! We also launched an app for Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts on exhibit in western North America!

JULY

We supported Tech Night at The Museum, hosted this year at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. Summer fun was in full swing!

AUGUST

Planet Hollywood at Disney Springs launched their Cuseum-powered app to showcase their collection of movie memorabilia! Our founder headed over to San Francisco to speak on Art + Tech alongside voices from The New York Times, Artsy, and Vienna State Opera.

SEPTEMBER

Fast on the heels of our 1st patent, we received a 2nd patent! Our founder spoke at the Global Auction House Summit, presented by Invaluable! Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and Clearwater Marine Aquarium launched their new digital membership cards.

OCTOBER

In conjunction with National Arts and Humanities Month and Americans for the Arts, we launched Ink For The Arts to bolster advocacy efforts for federal arts programs. Read more here! Our founder spoke at MuseumNext in Portland about “Startups & Accelerators in the Cultural Sector.”

NOVEMBER

Our founder traveled all over to speak at Communicating the Museum in Los Angeles, Museum Computer Network in Pittsburg, and International Cultural Forum in St. Petersburg. Back at Cuseum HQ, we were pleased to launch a new app with Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and digital membership cards with Newfields, formerly known as the Indianapolis Museum of Art! The day after Giving Tuesday, Cuseum celebrated Pledge 1% at NASDAQ in New York City’s Time Square. November was also full of press coverage and mentions in AppleInsider, 9to5Mac, and Forbes!

DECEMBER

With many months in the making, we were excited to officially launch Pérez Art Museum Miami’s new AR app! This caught the eye of VentureBeat, one of the world’s leading sources for tech innovation, who published a feature story about our work with augmented reality. Be on the lookout for more AR-powered experiences and more in 2018!

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All of these highlights made 2017 a very exciting year, and we look forward to all the collaborations, adventures, and new achievements that 2018 has in store! Happy New Year! 🎉