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    bessa
      @cmoa access to a lot of relevant data. And high-quality photos.
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        voidfiles
          @cmoa visitor data might be interesting not personal just aggregate. I enjoy museums when they aren't packed. Someone could build an app that helps them predict when a good time for them to go to the museum would be.
          bessa
            @cmoa I think that, with full information (artist, date, location, name and images), developers can build an interesting app using creativity. “stellar” navigation, map view, insights, etc.
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              duerig
                @cmoa I want an exhibit ID, annotation, and lookup service. When I see a painting/exhibit/specimen, I want to easily open up a page on the app describing it. It would be annotated with history, expert commentary, links to artist, etc.
                duerig
                  @cmoa Basically, when I go into any museum today I see small plaques that often tell me little more than the name of the thing I'm looking at. I want to be able to go in-depth on the few things that really fascinate me. Field notes, context, etc.
                  bessa
                    @cmoa we can have, for example, a app that let’s you navigate trough history, showing and talking about similar pieces and stuff.
                    bessa
                      @cmoa YEAH! @duerig said it all. We want rich information.
                      duerig
                        @cmoa @bessa The tricky bit is that often I will want this most on the pieces that give the least info now. I want to know what item 33 in case 41 is because I'd never seen it before. I already know about the Elgin marbles that have a prominent signu.
                        scientifics
                          @cmoa I think what we're saying is we want as much info as you have! // @bessa @duerig
                          duerig
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                            duerig
                              @scientifics @bessa @cmoa Exactly. There is some cost to actually collating, storing, and providing this information. But what I want isn't a lot of new text similar to what is on the plaques. I want a link to the academic writing that already exists.
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                                duerig
                                  @cmoa Thanks! Historically, museums have often acted as a translator between the professional and the layperson. But the lines are becoming blurred. There are laypeople with deep interests who want a link to primary sources rather than digests.
                                  weard
                                    @cmoa - Parent /Teacher data so devs can write front ends that allow Aps
                                    weard
                                      @cmoa - whoops quick post. … Aps that allow teachers to set up a lesson that would reveal aggregate info in order to facilitate a relevant discussion. Ditto for parents who want to introduce kids to Art via observation followed by discussion.
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                                        edsu
                                          @cmoa nice permalinks for HTML w/ microdata or rdfa ; alternate JSON representations.
                                          frankieroberto
                                            @cmoa the ability to get information about current, future and past exhibitions. Exhibitions are more of a primary object for museums than objects in my view.
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                                              frankieroberto
                                                @cmoa yep, object groups could be interesting too. The ability to see which artworks have been displayed together. And the text of the intro panel for that room.
                                                weard
                                                  @cmoa - I think a good ap could be snuck in by a teacher as a quick module instead of a full blown class - maybe less red-tape for him/her
                                                  prometheus
                                                    @cmoa event calendar info that could sync to google or apple calendar apps.