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  • Fraunhofer IAO facilitates virtual visits to the BW-Haus at Expo 2020 through digital twinning / 2021

    Innovations from Baden-Württemberg, experienced around the world

    Press release / October 12, 2021

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    With the BW-Haus at the Expo site in Dubai, Baden-Württemberg is putting itself forward to an international audience as a place for innovation, industry, research, tourism and culture. Fraunhofer IAO has developed a digital twin of the building, giving people all over the world the opportunity for an interactive visit. This means that innovations from the German federal state can be experienced at any time, from anywhere.

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  • A survey by Fraunhofer IAO looks at what the public expects from future museum concepts and the opportunities offered by digitalization / 2021

    Will virtual museum visits survive the pandemic?

    Press release / June 29, 2021

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    In a survey of around 1000 participants, conducted for the Future Museum innovation network, Fraunhofer IAO has been investigating wishes and expectations regarding the use of digital technology in museums and science centers now and in the future. These results were presented at a hybrid meeting of the Future Museum network, held at the Swiss National Museum in Zurich. In one key finding, the survey reveals a hesitancy with regard to digital technology on the part of some respondents.

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  • Survey by the collaborative “Future Museum” project explores the museum visit of the future / 2020

    The museum of the future – have Netflix and the like rendered museums superfluous?

    Press release / October 02, 2020

    Art and cultural institutions in particular are facing major challenges during the Coronavirus pandemic. Museums remain closed for long periods or can receive only a few visitors. Digital and new formats are needed in order to maintain operations. What should museum visits be like in the future? As part of the collaborative Future Museum project, Fraunhofer IAO set up an online survey to ask members of the public about the future of museums.

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  • In the latest findings from the Future Museum project, Fraunhofer IAO shows how digitalization and artificial intelligence can contribute to the visitor experience / 2020

    Art and robots – how digitalization can change a visit to museums

    Press release / July 06, 2020

    The use of innovative technology and smart services can substantially enhance the museum experience, providing visitors with a new approach to art, history and knowledge. That’s the latest lesson from the Future Museum project, a joint initiative by the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO and the company MUSEUM BOOSTER GmbH. But what does a digital museum experience actually involve?

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  • Fraunhofer IAO and MUSEUM BOOSTER explore potential for implementing cutting-edge technologies / 2020

    “Future Museum”: innovation network for museums

    Presseinformation / March 06, 2020

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    Fraunhofer IAO and MUSEUM BOOSTER will launch an innovation network for museums in July 2019. The goal of the Future Museum project is to assist museums in applying cutting-edge know-how and to create a network of museum leaders, public authorities, donors and suppliers for the exchange of ideas and for collaboration.

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  • Fraunhofer IAO joins forces with partners to develop future scenarios for museums / 2020

    Future Museum: Innovation network for the museum industry gets off the ground

    Press release / January 07, 2020

    What will museums look like in 20 years? What challenges and trends await this industry? Fraunhofer IAO and MUSEUM BOOSTER GmbH have teamed up in a project called Future Museum to help museums prepare for the shape of things to come.

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