Media Technology MSc

MSc Thesis


Title

The Complete Museum Experience: Creating Technology That Fits the Art Museum Setting

Student(s)

Berber de Vries

Year

2013

Abstract

Art museums make use of different types of technology to provide museum visitors with context. However, it is important that these technologies take the complete museum experience into account: the story of the exhibit on the one hand and the way people visit these exhibits on the other. An app for a handheld tablet computer was created that divides the available artwork information in layers, accommodating for different visiting styles, while at the same time showing the relations between the different artworks and the museum space.

A prototype was tested in Museum Boijmans van Beuningen with positive results, however the framework can be used to accommodate different types of museums.

Full Reference

Berber de Vries, "The Complete Museum Experience: Creating Technology That Fits the Art Museum Setting", Master's Thesis for the Media Technology programme, Leiden University (The Netherlands), 2013