A Day at the Musuem

Leslie Lin

Museums are always looking for ways to turn casual guests into frequent visitors. A Day at the Museum is an installation where museum visitors create their own digital collections from their favorite pieces, forging deeper and more personal memories.



Art museums have been slow to incorporate interactive technology. How can we change this? What role can technology play in enhancing the art museum experience? How can it be used to help people engaged with art?

A Day at the Museum addresses these questions by prototyping and testing an on-site application. Using a screen-based interactive tool, visitors can re-create and further engage with their museum visits by selecting images of up to five of their favorite pieces from the museum's special exhibits and/or permanent collection, then printing them or emailing them home (along with related information) to help them remember and share their visits.