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.
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.
When you think about the push to be eco-friendly and how you can help, what comes to mind? Using fewer to-go cups? Opting for paper over plastic grocery bags? Turning the lights off when you leave the room? You may never have considered your organization’s membership cards when you think of things that could be greener! But when it comes to the environment, every little bit counts, and switching out your plastic or paper membership cards for something with no environmental impact will not only save your organization time and money, it’s also great for the Earth!
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.
The Historic Charleston Foundation is no stranger to leveraging new technology to showcase Charleston’s vivid history: they have over 50k followers on Instagram! Last year, HCF began a new project with Museum Hack and Cuseum to design an app that further communicates the rich history and stories of this remarkable city.
The episode, “The Future Art Museum,” delves into Brendan’s background in music, art, and technology, the inspiration behind Cuseum, and the present and future of museums, as well as how technology is changing and advancing how people interact with art and culture.
If you couldn’t make it to MuseumNext 2017, don’t worry, we have the next best thing! Brendan Ciecko, Cuseum’s CEO & Founder spoke with Rick Turoczy, Co-Founder of Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE) in a session focusing on Startups & Accelerators in the Cultural Sector. Read on to relive the MuseumNext conversation, and learn how museums and cultural institutions could benefit from adopting startup mentalities!
Cuseum announced today, Ink For The Arts, a new initiative to unite people in the fight against the elimination of federal arts programs. The campaign comes in reaction to the on-going threats to cut funding for the arts, which would put the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, and other programs at risk.
The private sector has long employed customer relationship management (CRM) software, but today, more and more, nonprofits, museums, and other organizations are recognizing the power of having a CRM. There are many options to look at when deciding which CRM to use as each solution employs a different focus, set of features, and cost to consider.
We’re proud to announce that Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston has launched their new, digital membership cards with Cuseum! The digital cards are available at a variety of creatively-named membership levels, including No Monet (the student discount!), Minimalist, Modernist, and Futurist, among others.
Join us in congratulating Planet Hollywood at Disney Springs on the launch of their new app with Cuseum! This memorabilia-themed guide will allow visitors to take a peek behind the scenes at iconic movie props and costumes to learn about their exciting histories while discovering fun facts about the movies!
We’re excited to announce the launch of a new app from Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, powered by Cuseum! As you wander through the Museum, which was architecturally inspired by the Temple of Amon at Karnak, the mobile app will guide you to highlights of the collection, as well as providing in-depth information on the extensive variety of artifacts.
Here’s the Official Announcement from the Andover Historical Society:
Today Andover Historical launched Virtual Andover, a new app that invites people to explore Andover’s many stories where they happened. The mobile guide to Andover’s stories is free and available for iPhone and Android devices through andoverhistorical.org/app.
Congratulations to Flamingo Gardens on the launch of their new, mobile app, in partnership with Cuseum! Offering multimedia content and exclusive digital tours of special exhibitions, the new app will give visitors a more in-depth look at the exciting animals and plants they encounter at the botanical gardens and wildlife sanctuary.