DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN THE MUSEUM INDUSTRY REPORT 2016

Oct 04, 2018

Produced in conjunction with Museums & The Web, this 15 page report draws on the views of more than 70 professionals working in museums across the world to explore the digital strategies of today’s museums and how they link to visitor engagement plans and focus areas for investment.

The report includes:

  • Audience engagement strategies: online and onsite
  • The start of B.Y.O.D. in museums
  • Evaluating mobile tours at: Tate Modern, UK, The Met, USA & Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives, UK
  • Making the most of digitalisation
  • Case study: J. Paul Getty Museum, LA

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN THE MUSEUM INDUSTRY REPORT 2016


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Shelley's talk will explore a new initiative at the Brooklyn Museum which empowers visitors to ask questions using their mobile devices as they explore the galleries with a team of art historians and educators answering incoming queries during a person’s visit.

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This case study originally released in 2011 describes how the Steppenwolf Theatre Company has addressed the vexing problem of falling ticket subscription rates by developing deeper relationships with both subscribers and non-subscribers. To that end, it launched an experiment centered on promoting a dialogue among audience members and the artists about the process of creating theater. Audience members took part in nightly post-show discussions, attended special thematic events and were offered access to a rich selection of online content—including videos, podcasts, blogs, articles and slide shows—in which the artists talked about their work from a variety of perspectives.

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