Objects d’ Art – iPads Help Museum Curators Showcase Their Collections

From a distance a painting or sculpture is viewed as a “Work of Art”. Come closer and a museum patron sees something entirely different:  Exquisite brush strokes, brilliant use of color and light, an artist’s thumb prints pressed in clay…and a small, minimalist, (usually white) plaque with the name of the piece, the name of the artist, and the date a piece was created.

This is a traditional museum experience.  Now in the age of advanced technology, where any and all information is available at your fingertips, we want more!  We require more information quickly and easily accessible.

Today’s audiences are much more demanding in terms of interaction and the desire for information on command –“ I want to know more, and I need it now”.

iPads!
iPads at the Museum

Until now, there have been but a few methods for museums to enable visitors to explore an exhibition interactively.

Picture yourself (no pun intended) standing in front of the Mona Lisa.  Most of us already know she was painted by Leonardo Da Vinci, but we’d love to know more about the artist and his famous subject.  Who was Mona Lisa? Why did he paint her?

Just then you notice three iPad Minis installed on the wall next to the painting!  Brilliant!  These iPads allow you to access information about this painting or any others done by Da Vinci. Or read the story of DaVinci the artist.. It enables you to ask questions as well. How was the Mona Lisa  stolen in 1911?

Museums are starting a new trend in utilizing iPads in this way.  Not only can they be mounted securely and stylishly without compromising the integrity of the art, they enhance any museum decor, and can also be charged while in place, and easily updated at any time without the need to dismount the device!  A mount version that hides the iPad’s “Home” button prevents users from switching to any other App.

Visitors will love interacting with the artists!  Create a new and memorable experience by installing iPads, showcased in their own sleek brackets that seamlessly integrate into any museum landscape.

iPads in their Mounting Brackets…Real Objects de Art!