THE ART NEWSPAPER | Ruth Lopez:
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation awarded $1.87m to 12 art museums today as part of an initiative to help institutions experiment with new ways of using digital tools to improve the visitor experience.
Among the proposals selected from more than 100 submissions is Lumin, a mobile app tour of the Detroit Institute of Arts that uses augmented reality and 3D animations to guide visitors through the museum. Andrea Montiel de Shuman, the DIA’s digital experience designer, said the $150,000 grant from Knight allows the museum to expand Lumin and it will soon include an exploration of the symbolism and detail in Diego Rivera’s monumental mural that covers the inner court. The museum can also now purchase 150 smart devices for free public use…read more
Image | Lumin allows a visitor to virtually x-ray a mummy at the Detroit Institute of Arts