Donor approached the department of EDA with a challengeEnliven the EDA galleries, stop people in their tracksGeographically challengedTo deliver engaging interactive multimedia programming enhancing object interpretation and visitor experience of EDA galleriesIn-gallery touch screens, with Web resources Beautiful and compelling for all visitorsTo develop systems for authoring, delivery, and production that can be replicated for other galleries in the Art Institute* We had to see this to the donor – it was not her initial thought. But if we were putting in this kind of effort, we wanted it to be broadly re-usable.Authorable by lay peopleConnected to Collection Management
-ChallengesLocation of Gallery-Interpretive challenges:-3D utilitarian works of art, why is it at the museum-Hightly decorated – of
18th century France in San Diego, California
MacArthur Fellowship Award, 2011Conservator, Silversmith, Renaissance Man
Hands in Clay
Scalable authoring environmentNew team-based structure – applying it to other projectsCollaborativeCreativeHolistic approach to projectTAP extendedJaharisNew style guideUpdating entire style guide
LaunchPad: Presentation for MIDEA iPads in Museums Seminar
LaunchPadFrom the Art Institute of Chicago
LaunchPad Goals• Enliven the European Decorative Arts Galleries• Engage and entertain the visitors• Tell the rich histories and stories of these worksAnd..• Develop an authoring system connected to collection management and re-usable in other galleries• Open Source 2
TAP & TourML• Content analysis made it a clear fit for the TourML schema (stops, assets, and connections)• IMLS funded grant for TAP allowed updates to the project to be leveraged by LaunchPad• Allowed focus on Kiosk App and Authoring interface since TAP provided the architecture 30
Takeaways• LaunchPad uses media – in and out of the gallery– to tell stories that engage the senses and deepen a visitor’s relationship with the art• Test and iterate with real audiences to build the best solution• Use and extend toolkits for scalability• Working with a community of artist activates and brings to life creativity and process 34
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