@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.
@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.
@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.
@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@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.
@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.
@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.