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Mobile Technology

The Alliance has compiled this set of resources on mobile technology from amongst its own offerings as well as those throughout the nonprofit and museum sector.

Alliance Resources

Is Augmented Reality the Ultimate Museum App?

This Museum magazine article shares information about augmented reality (AR) and how the platform is built for experimentation, innovation and collaboration. The article discusses layering real and virtual information and paratouring, and suggests that AR generates a lot of communication and interpretation. This article is an excerpt from Mobile Apps for Museums.

Mobile Technology Survey

The Alliance shares a report conducted by Fusion Research + Analytics that shows that mobile technology is vital to most museums’ visitor strategy. Mobile technology in museums is projected to expand significantly in 2011, providing institutions with enhanced visitor engagement and alternative revenue models. (PDF, 23 pages).


Other Resources

Awe or Empathy, Fast or Slow? Articulating Impacts from Contrasting Mobile Experiences

From Museums and the Web, this paper from 2019 discusses how the National Museum Wales piloted two very contrasting approaches to the use of mobile technology in two geographically and contextually different museums.

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