Museum and Library App Mania!

Earlier in the week, I wrote a post about the new mobile app for The British Library. Inspired, I embarked on an iPhone download fiesta.

To follow, please find blurbs on the ‘Treasures’ app as well as comparable projects by a variety of institutions.

The British Library: Treasures

A video is worth a thousand words, so here is a classy little promo demonstrating this cool app. 



MOMA has a video demo as well. In addition, it is worth noting that the quality of the images is superlative and the collection search feature pretty marvelous provided you know a little about modern art and design.

Brooklyn Museum

I downloaded an iPhone app from the Brooklyn Museum (BKmuseum). It contains standard information like hours, location, exhibits and this intriguing thing called Gallery Tag! For a lot more technical information and a behind the scenes look at the development process, here is a very informative blog post from the Brooklynites themselves.

Museum of London: Street Museum

Awesome little map with virtual red push pins invites you to click and explore this amazing collection of images from new and old London. Here is the best explanation ever, with design as lovely as the app itself. Nicely done, London!




1 thought on “Museum and Library App Mania!”

  1. Thank you for pointing this out! I’ve been to this exhibit, and there were so many wonderful things to see that there just wasn’t enough time to stare at each one as long as I’d have liked. I am thrilled that I can download it on my iPad and keep exploring!

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