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Stackathon: a winning prototype at the Europeana hackathon

Posted by Jan Bossier on | June 19, 2012 | No Replies

Last week Wouter and Senne teamed up with Mehmet Celik from LIBIS to participate in a hackathon organized by Europeana. The goal was to develop an application or website using the Europeana API, which holds data from millions of books, paintings, films, museum objects and archival records that have been digitised throughout Europe. Twenty-five developers took part and created a total of twelve prototypes in just two days.

The awards for the best prototypes were categorized by four themes:

– Best commercial viability
– Greatest social impact
– Most innovative
– Developers’ pick

Our prototype, called Stackathon, won the award for best commercial viability! Being the most important award, we are invited to present our app at the Digital Agenda Assembly 2012 in Brussels on June 22nd.

With Stackathon you can easily search the Europeana database and attach audio annotations to your favorite artworks. Once finished, you can publish your recordings and share a unique HTML5 player which can be accessed with any device.

View a demo video on


Text messaging with a Holocaust survivor @ the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Posted by LoicT on | May 4, 2012 | No Replies

How do you grab the interest of teens and keep them engaged in a museum exhibit, especially when the topic is complex and difficult? That’s what I wanted to learn as I had the chance to catch up with David Klevan and JoAnna Wasserman from the US Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM). Our conversation focused on […]


A look at the National Air and Space Museum’s Mobile Website beta.

Posted by LoicT on | April 30, 2012 | No Replies

I recently caught up with Jon Hallenberg (@jonhallenberg), Web Developer at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) ahead of his talk at the Museums & Mobile IV Online Conference. The aim was to learn a bit more about the NASM’s very first mobile website, and better understand the challenges & opportunities the team […]


Museum Mobile Myths – Busted!

Posted by Nancy Proctor on | April 3, 2012 | 6 Replies

Over the past 60 years plenty of myths have grown up about mobile in museums. Here we attempt to collect and bust them to give museum professionals the necessary ammunition and talking points to answer concerns about their mobile projects and proposals. Feel free to add your “myths” below for the museum mobile community to […]


MCN Annual Conference 16-19 Nov 2011, Atlanta

Posted by Nancy Proctor on | September 11, 2011 | No Replies

Early Registration ends 24 September for MCN2011 in Atlanta! An awesome program on “Hacking the Museum” this year (if I do say so myself ;-). The Museum Computer Network Conference includes for the first time dedicated program strands on technology for Conservation and Accessibility, as well as opportunities try Hacking and Mash-ups, Arduino, Kinect, […]


Museum-Mobile online conference

Posted by Nancy Proctor on | September 11, 2011 | No Replies

October 24-26, 2011 Museum-Mobile online conference This online conference includes a virtual expo and lots of practical hands-on training in mobile development and management from some of my favorite mobile thinkers! Check out the program at


AAM’s Technology, Interpretation and Education 2011

Posted by Nancy Proctor on | September 11, 2011 | No Replies

September 20-22, 2011, 11-5pm EST: Technology, Interpretation and Education 2011 – AAM’s Multi-day Online Conference and Virtual Expo Hall: You can get a 15% discount on the Mobile Apps for Museums book through registering for the conference. You can also check out the book’s new blogsite (in development) where we’ll be adding new chapters […]


Exhibitly Needs Your Help!

Posted by tpurdue on | August 26, 2011 | No Replies

Exhibitly is building an exciting new mobile platform for cultural institutions but we need your help! We have posted a short survey that will assist us in determining which features facilities think are must-haves and which ones we should scrap immediately. We would appreciate your time in completing this. To begin the survey please click […]


Virtuality, Technology & Feminism in the Museum

Posted by Nancy Proctor on | August 22, 2011 | No Replies

Symposium 23-24 Sept 2011 at the Smithsonian Thanks to the Leverhulme Trust-funded international research network on Feminism and Curating, the Smithsonian is hosting a research symposium 23-24 September 2011 to probe some of the deep ethical questions about technology and museum practice: What’s new about “new media”? It is truly transformative, or just another modernist […]


iTouch Battery life and general robustness

Posted by wsguerin on | July 12, 2011 | 1 Reply

All- As we’re getting close to launch at the ESB, I’m curious if anyone has data, or can point to real world data, on typical battery life and robustness issues with the iTouches? I’ll certainly share what we learn this fall. We’re using a custom case for security and protection and are considering going through […]


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