Google Cultural Institute: Museum View, 360 VR, Apps, & more – Booth 7

Ryan King, Smithsonian Institution, USA, Marc Bretzfelder, Smithsonian Insitution, USA, Melda Washington, Smithsonian Freer|Sackler Asian Art Museum, USA

For the past 7 months the Smithsonian has been working with the Google Cultural Institute to implement their suite of tools in every one of our museums. We will share how the tools have been used in a variety of ways across our institutions. These include: Museum View on maps, web experiences that can be immediately published to any combination of the following; their own website, to kiosks within their facility, via the CI’s site, and/or via an App (Android and iOS) personalized for each partner. The app not only provides basic visit information about the partner and a variety of mobile tours with images, text, audio and video, but also 3D Virtual Reality Tours through Google Cardboard.