The Augmented Museum

Essays on Opportunities and Uses of Augmented Reality in Museums

by: Dr. Brett Ashley CrawfordLiz Kane

Augmented reality (AR) can be an artistic choice or an experience augmentation for museum patrons. The Knight Foundation analyzed how museums are adapting to digital demands noting it is “vast” and “complicated.” The following collection from contributors to the Arts Management and Technology Laboratory offers perspectives on how museums are adapting to AR and similar digital disruptions.


Book Details

Pages

77

Cover Design

John Dessler

Language(s)

English

Release Date

January 24, 2018

ISBN

978-1-387-53509-5

DOI

10.1184/R1/6686942

Product Dimensions

6 x 9 inches

Imprint

ETC Press: Report

Pokémon Go swept the world in 2016. Today, augmented reality is both an artistic choice and an experiential expectation for many museum patrons. From the Smithsonian Institution’s “Skin and Bones” app to various cities around the globe inserting historical overlays to city streets, augmented reality has become part of the lexicon of museum managers and audiences. AR, as it is commonly known, has an impact on the organization’s infrastructure and its overall business and operational structure. To wit, the Knight Foundation analyzed how museums are adapting to digital demands and discovered that is “vast” and “complicated.”

The following collection offers articles and essays to provide a perspective on how museums are using augmented reality and similar digital disruptions. These works are culled from the work of contributors working for the Arts Management and Technology Laboratory, a Research Center of Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University.