Get In Where You Fit In: AR for Museums Large and Small
Friday, November 16, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Venue: The Curtis Hotel
Room: Red Rover (3rd floor)
Objects untethered to their collections. Collections liberated from their institutions. Architecture unbound to its foundations. Artifacts free from age and damage.

From immersive experiences to teleportation, the possibilities for augmented reality in museums are just beginning. Hear from two different museums on ends of the institutional spectrum—a small, single-artist museum in Denver, and a large, encyclopedic museum in Detroit—both with AR projects in the books and learnings to share. In one case, AR allows Van Gogh's "Starry Night" to hang in a gallery at the Clyfford Still Museum, and in another AR provides a three-dimensional, x-ray view inside a mummy's sarcophagus at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Both experiences were made possible by augmented reality app developer GuidiGO via Google’s Visual Positioning Service (VPS).

See a demonstration of the technology in this moment; hear some surprising results from these independent, pilot projects; and learn about where the technology is heading next.

Type of Session
60-minute Professional Forum or Hands-on Demonstration
Session Leader : Richard Scott, Director of IT, Detroit Institute of Arts
Co-Presenter : Sarah Wambold, Director of Digital Media, Clyfford Still Museum
Co-Presenter : David Lerman, CEO, GuidiGO