Android apps for museums – from Fine Art to Ancient Artefacts
Whether you like to travel the world and visit museums, or whether you like to visit them virtually from the comfort of your armchair, there is a wide range of Android apps available to bring hundreds of museums to your phone. Here is a sample of what’s on offer.
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Android apps for museums
If you’re planning a visit to The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), or you just feel like browsing through their collections online, this user-friendly app will give you access to over 85,000 works of art created over the last 2,000 years. The app has a map and calendar that allow you to search for works of art by date or geographical origin. You can also enjoy online self-guided tours, and audio and video commentary on the museum’s collections.
The British Museum
Choose from 400 stunning paintings from the National Gallery, 500 historic artefacts from the Natural History Museum and 300 highlights from The British Museum. The British museum app has a host of high-quality images and detailed descriptions. You can also explore interactive maps and read information about tours. Enjoy this app at home or use it to enhance your visit to London. The app is fully functional offline, so no Internet is needed.
The Guggenheim Museum
You don’t have to fly to New York City to visit this Frank Lloyd Wright designed museum. You can take it with you wherever you go with your Android phone. This The Guggenheim Museum app is specially created so you can read information on more than 1,600 works of art from the Guggenheim’s collection. You can see the museum’s large works in detail with the unique zoom feature. The app also includes free access to more than a hundred of the museum’s out-of-print publications.
The Smithsonian is an excellent digital mobile application for the Smithsonian museum in Washington D.C. It allows you to search the museum’s extensive collections, find out about virtual and live tours, and enjoy podcasts and highlights. You can share add photos and comments from your visit with other visitors and friends of the museum. One of the unique attributes is the augmented reality feature, “Smithsonian that Way.” This provides a means of discovering behind-the-scenes work conducted at the museum and its centres of research, archives, libraries, and affiliates.
This Paris museum of fine art is famous for works by Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael. But you don’t have to be in Paris to enjoy them. You can carry them around in your pocket. The Louvre app contains more than 500 images to zoom in on and examine the details.
Whether you are travelling physically or virtually, you are sure to find the world museum of your choice at Google’s Play Store. Check out their latest collection of museum apps today. If you are into apps in general, go read road trip apps for tech-centric people.
Daniel Humphreys loves to travel, learning about different cultures, seeing new places, and tasting the exciting exotic flavours that don’t exist at home. Unfortunately he cannot travel full time but puts the internet to good use for virtual exploring when he’s stuck at home on a freezing cold weekend!