Since the beginning of the year is always a good time to make predictions, we thought we would give it a try ourselves, but no crystal ball, thank you very much :-) So here’s a glimpse of the activities and trends we expect to see emerge (or prove their staying power) in museums and heritage sites in 2016.
For the first time in history, museumgoers will have the opportunity to enjoy a completely new experience using Google Glass, during the Velázquez exhibition at the Grand Palais, in Paris.
This exhibition will be the first of its kind, not only because Velázquez has never been featured in an exhibition in France before but also because visitors can experience it in a completely new way, through Google Glass.
GuidiGO, the leading storytelling platform for creating next generation guided tours on mobile and wearable devices, partners with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, to offer the first-ever tour of a complete exhibition on Glass.
To make this stunning experience possible, the team at the Fine Arts Museums selected the new version of GuidiGO Studio that now integrates beacons/ Bluetooth LE technology and Augmented Reality effects. The Fine Arts Museums also partnered with Antenna InternationalTM who produced the content using the GuidiGO platform.
Glass Explorer Event at San Francisco:
Glass Explorers, you can experience the new exhibition Keith Haring: The Political Line through Glass at the de Young Museum December 2nd through February 16th. GuidiGO has created a phenomenal tour featuring 19 pieces from the exhibition, all with additional content by Antenna InternationalTM delivered through Glass.
Head to Golden Gate Park!
GuidiGO has released the first and only Google certified Glassware designed specifically for Museums and cultural institutions.
Upon arrival at a museum or cultural site visitors can start an immersive visit by saying the command “OK Glass, start a tour.” Several museums in the US and UK have already begun preparing their content for Glass thanks to GuidiGO Studio, to offer their visitors a new compelling experience. This easy-to-use online editor enables the creation of guided tours with audio, video and images, before publishing them to Glass in just 1-click.
You may have noticed the new black tab that just appeared on GuidiGO Studio… If you’re a Glass Explorer, this new tab gives you access to the QR code of your tour. Just scan it, and you’ll be able to test your tour inside the GuidiGO glassware!
Glass Explorers, you can now enjoy GuidiGO on Glass!
Audio guides have dominated museum enjoyment and education since they were first introduced in 1952. GuidiGO for Glass marks a major technological breakthrough and will be the turning point for visitor experience in museums and cultural sites. Google just announced that it has selected GuidiGO for its Glass at Work program. Museums and cultural institutions…
Audio guides mark a turning point in the museum sector and have served to enrich visitors’ experience since its invention. Thanks to this device, pertinent and interesting information can be communicated to the museum visitor. What’s more, instead of grouping up around a single tour guide, visitors have total control and the freedom to choose…
Today, several Glass Explorers and new users had an opportunity to test the GuidiGO glassware in a famous Art museum on the West coast. So excited to see how everybody was impressed by the experience!