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iPads in museums: some links

Posted by Nancy Proctor on | October 12, 2012 | 6 Comments

Tweeted links from the #mtogo archives from Oct 2011-Oct 2012

Feel free to add to the list via the comments below!

  1. iPads for museums: serving visitors and professional communitiesiPads as tools for museum interpretation & for evaluation and audience research 17 November 2011
  2. MuseumCN RT @ericlongo: @Brooklymuseum uses standing WiFi connected #iPads for visitor comments (Hide/Seek show) #mtogo #artstech #musetech
  3. Groundbreaking use of iPads at New Walk Museum & Art Gallery 11 January, 2011
  4. National Museum of Australia adopting iPads for exhibitions 11 January, 2011
  5. Enhancing Group Tours with the iPad: A Case Study August 5, 2011 and Enhancing Group Tours with the iPad: 2012 Updates and Discoveries October 12, 2012 & Video MIDEA Workshop 2011: Using the iPad with Group Tours
  6. Initial experiences with touch screens & QR codes 15 February 2012
  7. Deploying 129 iPads to NYC Schools 
  8. ArtKollect RT @MuseumCN: RT @brooklynmuseum Now you can search Luce Visible Storage using iPads! #musetech #mtogo cc: @zbartrout
  9. A teacher talks about Sembl Here’s Tricia Meier, teacher of a Year 5/6 class at Curtin Primary School, talking about her and her class’ experience of playing Sembl at the Museum. 30 MAY, 2012
  10. Ironclad iPad @ROMtoronto in Ultimate Dinosaurs #exhibit #museum #musetech#mtogo 4 July 2012
  11.  Art Institute of Chicago(via @lili_czarina) September 18, 2012
  12. “iPad Summer”: Tablets in Canada’s Museums September 6, 2012
  13. MIT iPads in the galleries
  14. Using iPads for Kiosks by Second Story
  15. iPads on Tour at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts




6 Responses to “iPads in museums: some links”

  1. Nancy Proctor
    October 23rd, 2012 @ 2:04 pm

    I’d be interested in hearing how well iPads are working in museums as kiosks too, if you want to add any notes here!

  2. Kristoffer Soldal
    November 12th, 2012 @ 4:32 am

    Thank you for some great links. I just want to show you a pilot project my company made at Medelhavsmuseet in Stockholm, Sweden. It’s an interactive installation where you can color an Assyrian relief without damaging it:

    Hopefully we can continue with the project and develop new ways to use and interact with mobile devices.

  3. Viktorya Vilk
    November 13th, 2012 @ 4:12 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing this list, it’s very helpful!

    We are currently piloting the use of tablets at the Clark Art Institute via an app called uExplore. In a dense, salon-style installation of our permanent collection, visitors can grab a tablet and learn a bit about any object in the room. It’s also accessible in slightly modified form online.

  4. Nancy Proctor
    June 15th, 2013 @ 10:33 am

    See also Dana Allen-Greil’s great round-up of iPad peripherals and operational tips:

  5. Nancy Proctor
    June 15th, 2013 @ 10:34 am

    Links about iPads in museums on the Smithsonian’s webstrategy wiki:

  6. laura steuer
    October 3rd, 2013 @ 2:36 pm

    Excellent list of resources. Our iPad kiosks and displays feature a seamless design that complements the instantly recognizable aesthetic of the iPad itself. We’re finding ways for museums to use: to promote museum store sales items; to give visitors info on artists, genres, and exhibits; and so forth.

    Laura Steuer
    Marketing Manager
    Stands for iPads – Elegant design, superior craftsmanship, competitive prices

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