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The BMA Go Mobile Guide, an innovative mobile art guide on more than 100 objects from the Baltimore Museum of Art‘s collection, has put the BMA in the forefront of those Art Museums launching mobile guides that are available anywhere, anytime, and on any device—including iPhones, Android, and Blackberry smartphones.
As reported by Art Daily,
Using the latest technologies, BMA Go Mobile expands upon the museum
experience with content about every artwork on view in the contemporary wing, plus
33 exclusive video and audio interviews with artists, curators, and Baltimore-area
What makes the guide distinctive is that users are able to search by
artwork, artist, or gallery, and can create their own connections through the
curated content. The ability to save favorites, view later, or share with friends
via social media like Facebook and Twitter also enhances both the on-site and
HERE IS AN INTERVIEW WITH THE ARTIST, OLIVER HERRING, FROM THE GO MOBILE GUIDE:
According to Art Daily,
BMA Go Mobile was developed by the museum’s Deputy Director of Education, Anne Manning, and Manager of Interpretation, Gamynne Guillotte, in partnership with Cogapp, a technology group that specializes in building websites, interactive installations, and next-generation mobile applications for museums. Sandy Goldberg, an independent media writer and producer, developed the video and audio content.
Of course, the BMA’S Go Mobile Guide’s benefit is that the art is available to you wherever you are and wherever you go. However, despite its obviousness, this benefit forms part of a very marked change in bringing Art Museums into the 21st century, and bears unmeasurable importance.
Oliver Herring, Selections from the Areas for Action Portfolio– BMA