It is the turn of 29 museums in the Mauricie and Center-du-Québec regions to make the leap into the world of mobile applications this summer.
Médiat-Muse officially launched the mobile application “29 museums at your fingertips” on Tuesday morning.
The application gathers a presentation sheet of each museum, practical information to plan its visit, suggestions of thematic or geographical circuits and a news wire.
“Institutions will be able to continually add content and present new exhibits and activities. The application will be dynamic and interesting, “says Andréanne Blais, coordinator of Médiat-Muse.
Users have the option to search by map (indicates the museums closest to where you are), by categories, by exhibitions and even by cultural tourism experience activities.
Museums are grouped under the categories In the footsteps of our ancestors, For art lovers, Divine discoveries, close-up on nature, Evolving industries and Culture and society.
A recipe of 1755
Many of the 29 featured museums offer exclusive content to the users of the app.
It includes photos of the restoration of the Ursuline Museum and a recipe of apple and cheese donuts dating from 1755.
An interactive quest is also offered to those who have downloaded the mobile application. Visitors must find the QR code found in each museum institution.
“Once the code is discovered, you just have to scan it. Each scan code allows you to accumulate points. When you get 15 points, you get free admission to another museum in the Médiat-Muse region. You just have to show your phone indicating the free visit at that time, “explains Andréanne Blais.
The “29 museums at your fingertips” application can be downloaded free of charge from the App Store and Google Play, and online at www.museesauboutdesdoigts.ca. The application is available on smart phones and tablets.
The realization of this mobile application required an investment of $183,000 from Canadian Heritage.