Museum-iD 13: Open Data • Mobile • Collecting the Contemporary

Museum-iD shares innovative museum practice from around the world. As part of that continued commitment, in issue 13 we feature a crowdsourcing experiment in Brighton; a revolutionary mobile art guide in Baltimore; the Louvre rethinking its aims with a new outpost in Lens; a groundbreaking digital collection project from Amsterdam; and the challenge of collecting the contemporary in New York - plus the latest news and views.

Museums featured in issue 13 include: MoMA, Tate Modern, Museum of Liverpool, British Museum, Rijksmuseum, Peabody Essex Museum, Wellcome Collection, Louvre, M-Shed - Museum of Bristol, London Transport Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Getty Museum, Brighton and Hove Royal Pavilion and Museums, Baltimore Museum of Art, Louvre-Lens, Museum of Jewish Heritage, Parrish Art Museum, ArtScience Museum in Singapore, V&A, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Bletchley Park, Saint Louis Art Museum, Charles Dickens Museum


Issue 13 hightlights: Anne Manning and Gamynne Guillotte of the Baltimore Museum of Art on BMA Go Mobile - a revolutionary mobile art guide that allows users to explore the museum’s contemporary art collection in a new way; Where next for open cultural data in museums? By Mia Ridge; Martijn Pronk, Head of Publications at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, on making 130,000 objects in their digital collection available online copyright-free; Esther Brumberg, Senior Curator at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, on collecting material that documents modern Jewish life; Ben Templeton of Thought Den on the process of the developing their new game - OUCH - for the Science Museum’s Antenna gallery with the help of schoolchildren; The Museum: Augmented - by Agnes Alfandari, Director of Cultural Production and Digital Development, Musée du Louvre

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