The iPad is a great way for museums to provide more information on their art collections.
I was in Detroit this weekend, and stopped in at the Detroit Institute of Arts to see the room of Diego Rivera “Detroit Industry” murals painted in the 1930s. The museum was loaning out iPads loaded with a custom app that discussed this mural in detail. So you could get more info on the art while you were looking at it.
The iPad app content was made up of multiple videos:
- A Web of Imagery
- Rivera’s Message
- Blending Traditions
- Making the Murals
- Then and Now
Each video was about 12 minutes long, and went into detail on a specific concept. Another part of the app allowed you to get more information on any area of the mural you chose. It was exciting to see the iPad used in a novel way in a museum.
If you’re not going to the Detroit Institute of Arts, you can still see all the Diego Rivera iPad content by going to the website of the company that created this iPad app, Acoustiguide Tours.