The most noteworthy and exciting emerging museum tech trends right now.
Over the course of the past decade, the adoption of technology in the museums and culture space has become increasingly rapid. In fact, it’s becoming more and more uncommon to visit a museum that hasn’t adopted technology in a big way.
So, let’s explore some of the most exciting emerging museum tech trends that could shape the future of the museums and culture sector in the not-so-distant future.
Artificial intelligence is a hot topic in technology right now, but how does it translate to the museums and culture space? As VentureBeat points out, the Artificial intelligence-enabled technology could be a key way for the museum sector to survive the digital age.
So, what can artificial intelligence help with? Well, consider one of the most popular trends in the museums and heritage space right now: digitising exhibition material in order to save physical space in museums and create an online archive of materials that make them accessible for a larger number of people. For large museums that may be digitising tens-of-thousands of materials, the issue of curation and recommendation presents itself.
In a physical museum, it’s easy to ask a member of staff for recommendations on new exhibits you should check out, but that’s not possible with online exhibits and archives. That’s why artificial intelligence is so effective. Take, for example, the Norwegian National Museum, which using neural networking and machine learning to add metadata to all of the materials within its online archives to create intelligent recommendations for other exhibits.
Many museums deal with the issue of young people not engaging with exhibition because they aren’t as immersive as they could be. Video walls solve this issue, allowing you to create immersive environments that visitors can lose themselves in, as well as huge artwork displays or large touchscreen walls.
Help younger visitors feel a greater sense of connection to your exhibitions by making them immersive.
Looking for some inspiration on for your own immersive exhibition design? Take a look at our case study on the immersive storytelling experience we created for The National Centre for the Written Word, Storyworld.
Using a combination of projection and high-quality audio technology, we created an immersive, engaging storytelling experience that visitors can truly get lost in.
Virtual reality offers new and engaging experiences to your visitors without using up large amounts of space in your museum. Visitors can take a virtual tour of the museum, explore different time periods and locations and play games using virtual reality technology.
Part of the excitement surrounding virtual reality is the fact the technology is still relatively inaccessible, due to the price and the space required to have your own virtual reality headset at home. Getting to try this new and innovative technology is a great way to attract new people into your museum and engage them in exciting ways.
Looking for ways to embrace emerging museum tech trends? LamasaTech would love to help! Speak with a member of our expert team for a free consultation on the latest in museum technology using our contact us page or on +44 (0) 191 341 0016.