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Future Museums

(Versailles, France - Alvin Wei-Cheng Wong)



Virtual Reality and Van Gogh Collide - 

Technology is Turning Museums into a Booming Industry.



- Towards Tomorrow

Fast-developing technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics will affect human life in the near future. Conscious machines can evolve to strengthen our bodies and minds, reorganize our family lives, and manage complex social and economic systems. This transformation will bring new opportunities and challenges.

Facing tomorrow, museums now need more than ever to keep up with technological developments, which will irreversibly change the way they interact with visitors and manage services. With technology revolutionizing art consumption, museums are seeking the best number of visitors ever. From human enhancements to emotional machines and super-intelligent algorithms, a series of new gadgets have been added to their collections, such as iPad-guided gallery tours, eye-tracking devices that track gaze, and symbol decoding software.


- Virtual Reality (VR)

We have a generation that is growing up on video games. The goal is to produce media that would speak their language and Virtual Reality (VR), for example, is an incredibly experiential form of storytelling. But the number of consumers with access to smart devices and the increasing computing power of these devices is astonishing and will yield new possibilities. These new possibilities include technological innovations in invisible and conversational interfaces, and the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) into the museum and cultural experience.

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.


- Immersive Exhibitions

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.



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