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Art of London cultural strategy launches with outdoor AR showcase

The much-anticipated Art of London cultural initiative launches on 6th May 2021, a new campaign for the West End and the start of a season...

So, you think your museum should invest in VR?

Would it be a stretch to state that digital solutions have saved the arts and culture sector during the COVID-19 pandemic? While physical restrictions have...

In conversation with: Paige Dansinger, Founding Director of the Horizon Art Museum and Better World Art Museum

“Better World Museum and the Horizon Art Museum are proud to not be normal! Creative technology allows things that have never been done before. We...

A beginner’s guide to Virtual Reality (VR)

The buzz around VR which coincided with the launch of the Oculus Rift back in 2015 had many people thinking that fully immersive digital experiences...

VR has a bright future but AR is the present

As we emerge slowly and cautiously from the challenges of the pandemic, museums have decisions to make about which horses they will be backing in...

Machine Learning Tech Used to Bring Nile Rodgers’ Portrait to Life

A virtual reality project has been launched by a UK start-up technology firm, the National Portrait Gallery, Universal Music and the world-famous Abbey Road recording...

Collaboration is key to getting VR to where we all know it should be

As the old saying goes: “a problem shared is a problem halved”. So, how can collaboration help to reduce the burden on individual museums when...

The problems with VR are nothing new. We’ve been here before

Virtual Reality (VR) experiences have been a hot topic in the museum community for the best part of a decade now. And while there are...

Bring a Dinosaur Museum to Your Living Room With an Augmented Reality App

A new app has been launched that aims to bring one of the most popular elements of any natural history museum into the homes of...

Microsoft Announces New Mixed Reality Platform

The Silicone Valley giant, Microsoft, has announced a new mixed reality (MR) platform known as Mesh. Microsoft Mesh will be powered by Azure, the company’s...

The tech start-up plugging museums into the potential of Desktop AR

At MuseumNext we receive our fair share of enquiries from new tech companies looking to launch into the museum market. And while not all are...

Museum 4.0 – adding unique interactive augmented reality experiences has never been so easy

INDOAR is a hardware-free, augmented reality based indoor navigation system that is able to create an amazing, easily manageable, AR experience for your visitors. It’s...

The Met Launches Interactive Virtual Art Experience

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City announced in January that it had teamed up with Verizon to launched an immersive virtual art...

Virtual Reality Fireworks Above the Forbidden City

A major retrospective show at Beijing’s Forbidden City opened in December as a part of the complex’s 600th-anniversary commemorations. The exhibition, which is known as...

Norton Museum Of Art Brings Art to Life With AR

The Norton Museum of Art, which is located in West Palm Beach in Florida, has said it will allow visitors greater accessibility to its collection...

Instagram Adds Smithsonian Museums’ Exhibits With AR

Augmented reality (AR) technologies have been used in museum contexts before but now the approach has been utilised by one of the world’s biggest social...

Akron Art Museum Launches Augmented Reality Experience

The Akron Art Museum in Ohio, USA, has announced that it intends to bring interactivity and a unique art experience to the homes of the...

App Brings Black History to Life With Augmented Reality

A British charity devoted to education and improving mental health has launched an augmented reality (AR) app that it says will highlight the historic roles...

Mayflower 400: how we brought the pilgrims’ ship to life using VR technology

It’s almost impossible, 400 years later, to imagine the scene in September 1620, when groups of English Puritans took their last look at the land...

Museum Heads to Wonderland With Virtual Reality Event

The Victoria & Albert Museum in London has announced that it will stage a major virtual reality (VR) event in the museum to support of...

How Museums are using Augmented Reality

Augmented reality is the process of using technology to superimpose images, text or sounds on top of what a person can already see. It uses...

The AR that ate Disney World 

For years, I had a deep skepticism of Augmented Reality (AR). While I could see the revolutionary potential of AR in the distant future, when...

Virtual Reality is a big trend in museums, but what are the best examples of museums using VR?

Could 2021 be the year that Virtual Reality goes mainstream? That’s what many people are predicting following the launch of the Oculus Quest 2 VR...

How virtual reality is bringing historical sites to life

If the purpose of museums is to build a bridge between the past and present, then VR is surely one of the most innovative construction...