As museums continue to embrace digital tools to enhance their exhibits and visitor experiences, we’re grateful to take part in the never-ending dialogue and sharing of best practices around technology in the museum. How do we use technology effectively? How do we make sure that it complements the exhibit? And, sometimes most critically, can we afford it? We headed over to the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum to take part in the Greater Boston Museum Educators Roundtable conversation on the topic.
We’re proud to announce that Dreamland Wax Museum, which opened in Boston this summer, has joined the Cuseum family with the launch of their new mobile guide! While most wax museums are traditionally a static experience, Dreamland’s new app will allow visitors to hear the voices and stories of their favorite celebrities, politicians, and historical figures.
The Center for the Future of Museums, the forecasting operation of American Alliance of Museums, has released their TrendsWatch for 2017. Every year, we look forward to this curated list of the most influential global movements. This annual list explores current social and technological trends and examines how they might play out for museums, while sharing examples of museums already embracing or addressing the topics.
The future of learning is mobile… but what does that really mean?