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Apollo Awards 2017

Digital Innovation of the Year

The Shortlists | Acquisition of the Year | Artist of the Year | Book of the Year | Exhibition of the Year | Museum Opening of the Year

14 November 2017

Art Rabbit

The launch of Art Rabbit’s new app has transformed the well-established online art guide into a far more usable platform. The app hosts thousands of listings for art exhibitions and events, and offers recommendations from artists and curators.

The Apollo Awards 2017: Digital Innovation of the Year Shortlist. Image courtesy Art Rabbit

Image courtesy Art Rabbit


Bruegel: Unseen Masterpieces

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium/Google Cultural Institute

This exhibition and ‘digital experience’ offer visitors new ways of discovering the details of Bruegel’s works. It presents 12 works from different international museums in digital formats.

The Apollo Awards 2017: Digital Innovation Shortlist. © Olivier Anbergen – I Love Light

© Olivier Anbergen – I Love Light


Explore Soane

Efforts to make Sir John Soaneʼs Museum more accessible have led to the creation of an exact digital online replica. Using the latest 3D technology (in partnership with ScanLAB Projects) the museum has scanned and digitised rooms and objects – so far, the Model Room and the Sepulchral Chamber can be explored in detail.

The Apollo Awards 2017: Digital Innovation of the Year Shortlist. © Sir John Soane's Museum

© Sir John Soane’s Museum


Pharos Art Research

Fourteen institutions (among them the Courtauld, the Warburg and Villa I Tatti) have partnered to create an unprecedented digital research platform offering access to major photographic archives from around the world. The project collates photo-archive records relating to more than 25 million works of art.

The Apollo Awards 2017: Digital Innovation of the Year Shortlist. Frick Art Reference Library Photo Archives

Frick Art Reference Library Photo Archives


Smartify

This app allows users to scan and identify works of art via their phone camera. The software matches the image against a database of artworks, and provides the user with information about the original piece. In addition to basic details, the app offers in-depth materials including audio interviews with artists.

The Apollo Awards 2017: Digital Innovation of the Year Shortlist. © Smartify

© Smartify


Touch & Discover Systems

TAD Systems’ Probos Sensory Console and Gallezeum application enable blind and partially sighted museum visitors to experience exhibits through simulated touch. The haptic technology, which relies on detailed digital scans, can also simulate the sound an item makes when tapped.

The Apollo Awards 2017: Digital Innovation of the Year Shortlist. © Gallezeum2017

© Gallezeum2017


The Apollo Awards 2017 in association with BonhamsThe Shortlists | Acquisition of the Year | Artist of the Year | Book of the Year | Exhibition of the Year | Museum Opening of the Year

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