Cultural institutions have world-class resources which technology can make accessible to more people around the world. That’s why Bloomberg Philanthropies is supporting the development of state-of-the-art technology, from mobile applications to immersive galleries and other dynamic tools, designed to transform the visitor experience, encouraging interaction and exploration of cultural institutions on and offsite.
HELPING MUSEUMS REACH BROADER AUDIENCES AND INCREASE ACCESS
Through Bloomberg Connects, formerly known as the Digital Engagement initiative, Bloomberg Philanthropies has committed $101 million to support the development of technology that transforms the visitor experience at 16 cultural institutions around the world:
|The American Museum of Natural History||Art Institute of Chicago|
|The Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum|
|The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|The New York Botanical Garden|
|Tate Modern, London|
Bloomberg Philanthropies has helped museums stay current with the latest trends in technology, starting with audio guides in 1999, to support for mobile apps starting in 2013 and now expanding to support innovative immersive galleries, location-aware navigational tools, and customized experiences that allow visitors to connect with experts, become designers and engage with the arts in a whole new way.