Museum Guide Feels Like AI But Is Powered By Humans
App created to make museums more engaging, lets users ask detailed questions during visits
For art history and museum experts, the devil is in the details. Something as small as a brushstroke, symbol or flower could signify the creator of a piece or at least the possible era in which a piece was created. As educational institutions, museums are the perfect place for the casual art viewer to hone in on the smaller details in pieces and ask lots of questions. To make this process easier, the Brooklyn Museum has introduced the app ASK Brooklyn Museum.
The app allows users to ask questions about pieces in the museums in real time as the Audience Engagement team works to find the right answer. As The Verge reports, the team will dutifully research something as small as a flower type (they recently found out a piece contained nosegays).