Augmented Reality in Museums

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Last fall, Mandy Ding gave us an overview of how Augmented Reality (AR) technology is being used in the museum space. AR, which imposes layers of virtual content on the real environment, has become increasingly popular in recent years, especially with the advent of games such as Pokémon GO.

Mandy's comprehensive white paper explains what AR technology is and gives ideas for its use in museums. In order to better understand what kinds of AR applications are currently used in various types of museums around the country, the report includes three up-to-date case studies, showing how to choose and make use of an appropriate kind of AR app in a museum setting. Finally, the report concludes with some reflections and expectations regarding the future of AR in museums.

Has your museum recently used a form of AR technology? Let us know in the comments section below!