THE FIRST RESULTS OF THE GUIDES4ART PROJECT AT THE ZOOLOGICAL MUSEUM

19.07.2017

THE FIRST RESULTS OF THE GUIDES4ART PROJECT AT THE ZOOLOGICAL MUSEUM

 

This year the Zoological Museum of Lviv University has joined the Guides4Art project, which involves creating a mobile application that gives the possibility to learn the most necessary information about the museum. The app is designed to make the perceiving of beauty easy and accessible to anyone with a smartphone and an iPhone. The Guides4Art mobile app can be downloaded on Google Play and the App Store. Using it you can easily find the list of the closest museums to you, since the app uses your location information and information about all the museums participating in the Guides4Art project. This, in turn, will give the possibility to show the map and present the distance to the museum of your choice, as well as see information about other museums. To date, the project has been joined, in addition to our museum, by another seven Lviv museums, in particular: the Lviv Brewery Museum, the Memorial Museum "Prison in Lontsky Street", the Andrey Sheptytsky National Museum in Lviv, Pharmacy Museum "Under the Black Eagle", Museum-Arsenal, Museum "Lychakivsky cemetery", Museum of folk architecture and rural life "Shevchenkivsky grove".

After choosing an interesting museum for you, using the audio guide option, you will be able to see its short description, location, work schedule, contacts, photos and descriptions of the part of the exhibition or individual exhibits, to get acquainted with the museum's history and collections. In addition, there is a possibility to view video files. For convenience, the application is available in several languages.

Guides4Art is an application that serves as an interactive guide and allows you to visit all the museums without the need to lease the audio guides. It has a simple and intuitive understandable interface and is already available in 1124 museums in Poland and is being tested in another three countries - Ukraine, Belarus and Russia.

During May and June, the application about the Zoological Museum had been used by more than 700 people, which to a certain extent activated visitors of the museum who independently found a route on the map of Lviv and without the help of the museum staff view the exhibition (follow the table). However, in June, the number of visitors decreased, most likely, in connection with the summer vacation, when a significant number of people go to the sea.

 

Guides4Art

May

June

The application was used

570 times

211 times

Users (Ukrainian language)

25

19

Users (Polish language)

369

154

Users (English language)

72

14

Users (Russian language)

91

14

New users who speak Arabic and German also appeared.

 

The Zoological Museum participated the Guides4Art project thanks to the cooperation with the project office in Krakow, in particular, with the content manager Anna Rumyantseva, for which the museum's staff expresses its gratitude.

All interested museums, in accordance with the arrangements and conditions, can also join the project, which creates mobile applications that make their own expositions more accessible to a wide range of visitors.

 

More information about the project at:

Guides4Art - The latest technology in museology: http://guides4art.com

Contacts:

Tel. +48 533 8 22222

Mail address: office@guides4art.com

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