In 2014, the Board of Montréal Museum Directors (BMMD) launched its new mobile application for iPhone, which gives the user access to the programming of over 140 exhibitions and provides useful visitor information on the 39 museums included in the app.
A social network devoted to contemporary art is the latest concept by a couple of engineers, one Belgian and the other Dutch, to be presented to Silicon Valley experts. Curiator is a social platform where artists can show their work.
Social tagging refers to the collective effort to tag metadata. The idea is to leverage a vast network of potential contributors and to make the most of their willingness to devote their free time and knowledge to such worthwhile endeavours.
The Canadian Museum of Nature has recently completed a pilot project using iBeacons, an indoor positioning system that is able to track the relative location of a smartphone (or tablet) in a physical space.