Using Augmented Reality in the museum

More and more museums rely on hand-held devices, such as smart phones and tablets, to improve and personalize the museum visit. An Augmented Reality (AR) trail can be a great way to let your visitors explore your collections in a new and engaging way. When visitors look at objects through their handheld device, an extra visual layer will appear onscreen, providing additional information or content. This so-called ‘overlay’ appears once the AR application recognises a ‘marker,’ often an image or icon. 

But what makes for a successful and easy to use Augmented Reality experience? The Allard Pierson Museum has tested the use of AR in its recent exhibition Eternal Egypt Experience and will share some of the main findings of the audience research that was carried out. There will also be an opportunity to test two different kinds of do-it-yourself AR applications. We will end the Meetup with a discussion about the pros and cons of AR, as well as some of the potential pitfalls in relation to in-house development.

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  • Klasien Van de Z.

    Hi everyone. There is a 1,5 day workshop planned in May about augmented reality and Google Glass which might be interesting for the attendees of this Meetup. You can find more info here: http://www.meetup.com/Lava-Academy/events/177683492/

    April 22, 2014

  • Merel van der V.

    We just uploaded a summary of the content that was discussed at the meetup about using AR in the museum: http://www.meetup.com/Virtual-Museum-Network-Amsterdam/pages/Using_Augmented_Reality_in_the_Museum/

    1 · April 22, 2014

  • Faizan N.

    It was great attending the workshop. The exchange of ideas is surely going to make me think of solutions for questions raised for AR in museums and how best to use the new media tech.

    Thanks

    1 · April 1, 2014

    • Vincent V.

      I hope there will be a similar meetup in the not too distant future :) #hint #prettyplease

      April 1, 2014

    • Faizan N.

      that would be cool to have a summary and may be you can share the small presentation you had

      April 1, 2014

  • Trilce N.

    Terrible timing, but got a bad cold and need to stay in bed. Last minute a free place !

    April 1, 2014

  • Lisette S.

    Although trying like mad, it seems I can't make it tomorrow beacuse of work. Hope I made someone else happy with undoing my rsvp. Hope to see you all next time. Have a great afternoon.

    March 31, 2014

    • Merel van der V.

      Hi Faizan, indeed no need to bring a ticket if you are one of the lucky 25 attending. If you're on the waiting list and really like to come, please get in touch and we'll see what we can do.

      March 31, 2014

    • Titus K.

      Because there is a chance i won´t make it due to work related matters i will RSVP no in a few seconds. Sorry i can´t come, but happy for somebody else, enjoy!

      April 1, 2014

  • Vincent V.

    Somewhat sad I can't make it :'( but wishing my replacement fun and awesome insights :)

    March 31, 2014

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