Mobile for Museums

Museum professionals see great potential in reaching new audiences and pleasing old ones by providing content and social interaction via mobile devices. The biggest challenge is that many museums do not quite know where to begin when working with a small budget and small staff with limited technical knowledge.

With funding from the Samuel A. Kress Foundation, researchers and technologists from CHNM surveyed the field to assess the ways that museums were using mobile technology to share their collections with uses. Then, the team produced a state of the field report and a set of replicable prototypes that would allow institutions to create low-cost innovative mobile experiences.