Museums are always looking for ways to make their exhibitions more exciting. Now, new technologies are making that easier.
From 3-D scanning and 3-D printing, to virtual reality and special apps, these technologies are being applied in a multitude of ways. Still other technologies are being tested and developed as museums seek to ever broaden public access.
“Where we used to have one way of visiting and experiencing a museum, people now expect a variety of ways,” said Catherine Devine, chief digital officer at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. “It’s about exploring technologies.”
A look at some of the ways museums are integrating and developing technologies to engage their audiences: