Innovative museums want to move with the times and seek new opportunities to improve the visiting experience. Nowadays, one of the best things they can do is implement augmented reality technologies. With augmented reality, you can:
Attract more visitors.
Particularly, the new generation. AR technologies can attract people and encourage them to visit museums and galleries because you provide a completely new experience of learning, which is also a lot more entertaining than before.
Provide play-and-learn experience.
Give your visitors a chance to hunt, scavenge and explore with a Pokémon Go-like application. It is a highly engaging way to learn many things about animals and plants native to a particular area.
Let them see how it was before.
Recreate historical events and structures. Let your visitors see how a city or its part evolved throughout history. Augmented reality can allow them to see things that have long been gone.
Bring exhibitions to life.
Resurrect ancient animals and famous historical characters. If you have an exhibition dedicated to prehistoric creatures, wouldn’t it engage the viewers more if they could see not only the remains but a specimen brought back to life?
Renovate the place.
Get rid of all those wooden panels and labels with hard-to-read texts that cannot cover all the aspects of an exhibit. You cannot crack open an antique radio just to show how it works. But, using an augmented reality app, building an animated 3D model is a piece of cake.
Keep them interested.
What can you do with that old sword in the showcase? You could leave it there and hope that more people would like to come and look at it. But, with the help of augmented reality, you can come up with new ways of interaction on a regular basis. That will help you bring back those who had already been to your museum or gallery.