OpenYourMuseum is the outcome of a project designed to offer a complete toolkit for museum curators to allow visitors to go beyond the visual engagement and dive into a new immersive sensory experience. Through cutting-edge technologies, visiting a museum today brings visitors from being passive spectators to becoming active participants dynamically engaged with the surrounding physical environment and its contents, paintings, statues, ancient parchments, etc
The sensorial engagement and the relationship with the surrounding environment are further reinforced through the use of devices and programs specifically designed to produce a more dynamic, conscious and enriching experience. However, as is the case of Serious Games, the main goal of the interaction is not meant to or limited to just entertainment or a passive information transfer but to enable a true learning process through distinct games and devices.
Furthemore, new technologies, and the concept upon which are based, makes it possible for curators and researchers to disseminate knowledge through the use of commonly used devices, such as mobiles and iPads. Information availability can be limited to the vist or be always accessible according to the type of information to be shared.
OpenYourMuseum includes 3 tools that meet all needs pertaining to the interaction of visitors with their environment and the process of knowledge and information transfer.
This APP allows visitors to explore the museum’s environment and get engaging information, sounds and videos at every point of interest. Daisy APP acts as a true virtual assistant while visiting the museum.
This APP allows:
exploring the highlights of the museum’s exhibitions as part of a suggested tour providing specific information, audio and images;
facilitating the interaction with the exhibition’s artworks and thus encouraging a non-formal learning process;
giving support to partially sighted people with the so-called SilenceTag system to get available resources by means of ultrasound technology;
saving the main artworks seen during the visit in order to make them always available beyond the museum walls and so increasing the immersive experience.
It works properly even in old buildings without Internet connectivity.
QR Code and SilenceTag
Track the museum’s main highlights or points of interest by using QR code tags and the newly-created SilenceTags. The latter launch the APP through ultrasound even without Internet connection.
SilenceTags are meant to receive inaudible sound waves from a specific device kept in a box placed near the workart. The APP is then launched featuring the artwork’s description according to its specific tag.
Daisy APP works properly even in old buildings without Internet connectivity.
Daisy APP allows visitors to play audio and video synchronized with videos on a continuous loop in the museum selecting the language of their choice.
How does it work: once a visitor enters a room in the museum Daisy APP launches an audio tour perfectly synchronized with the video being shown at that moment. The audio tour provides information in the language chose by the visitor.
Daisy Backstage platform allows museum curators to publish and feature texts and audiovisual content on Daisy APP.
Acting as a control panel Daisy Backstage includes fact sheets meant to manage past events and create new ones updating constantly the APP, thus allowing:
featuring information and suggested tours on the APP;
classifying and adding workart information including images and audiovisual descriptions;
featuring fact sheets specifically created by the curator updating automatically the APP with new events and exhibitions as it is open.
Daisy Backstage allows to properly manage all artworks on display at the museum and update descriptions provided through pictures and audiovisual narrations.