Data mining is increasingly being used within museums in order to collect information about guests. In the same way that Big Data is used in retail settings to monitor customer behaviour so that the retail environment can be modified in a way that increases sales, museums are turning to visitor data in order to discover details such as which collection items attract the most attention.
On June 16th, 2016, employees of the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) and Canadian Heritage and received an Innovation Award, which is awarded to individuals within the Department who have tried something new or different in pursuit of improvement.
This fall, the Canadian Heritage Information Network’s (CHIN) TechWatch would like to highlight two recently released reports that showcase promising, emerging or lasting technologies and their impact on museums.
3D re-creations of some of the most renowned paintings from the National Gallery of Canada will now be available for purchase. Verus Art, a United States-based company that uses proprietary 3D printing and scanning technology to re-create fine art paintings, recently entered into its first museum collaboration with the National Gallery.