Most used museum apps on Android
Despite being a somewhat more hidden sector on Android, the truth is that we find applications of all kinds to enjoy culture and museums, especially. We have from audio guides to offer information about the different works we see, official apps from the best-known museums in the world and even programs that bring the museum itself home with the help of augmented reality. Endless very cultural options that we can carry in our pocket everywhere.
Google Arts & Culture
In collaboration with more than 1,200 museums, galleries and institutions from 70 countries so that their exhibitions are available online for everyone. Arts & Culture is the most comprehensive application in the world of museum art, so much so that it can be overwhelming. It informs about the exhibitions that are currently open in the main cities of the world, allows you to explore works of art and make 360-degree visits.
Smartify: Explore a world of arts and culture
Not everyone is aware of the history of the paintings they are viewing. Smartify means having a guide on your mobile: just point the camera at the canvas and in a few seconds the application will report on the author and that specific work. It includes sound commentary and you can create a personal collection of your favorite works.
Art Basel – Official App
It is a large database to offer all kinds of information about both modern and contemporary works. It also contains interactive plans and catalogs of all the collections participating in the Basel Art Fair, with museums from all over the world. A good guide to know all the works, whether we are a basic or advanced user.
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has a audio guide with a spoken description of his key works. It is aimed at awakening in the youngest a taste for works of art. It allows you to have all the information related to the events and exhibitions that take place in the Californian art museum.
A mobile app in which each island is inspired by a painting from the Thyssen Bornemisza collection. The games have emerged from collaborative workshops organized in the same museum. They are like puzzles that recreate your canvases, making a story much more interactive and immersive. Let’s remember that the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid has a good catalog of apps, and this is one of the most special.
Sorolla Museum AR
One of the apps for museums that offers a different way of visiting the Sorolla Museum. It is not an official app but it is an augmented reality curiosity, with characters characterized by clothing from the painter’s time; an innovative resource that incorporates new technologies to the diffusion of culture in a pleasant way.
SC Prado – Masterpieces
One of the official applications of the Prado Museum shows in detail 14 exhibited works (including Velázquez’s Las Meninas, Bosco’s Garden of Delights or Dürer’s Self-Portrait) and offers information on the characters portrayed in them, the techniques used by the painters and even hidden details in the paintings, you can even interact with them .
Louvre Visit, Tours & Guide: Tourblink
The Louvre Museum has digitized its 60,000 square meters in 3D for the future visitor to set a tour before going to Paris. The application suggests various itineraries, indicates which works can be seen in it and includes 600 sound commentaries of the most famous works or different parts of the palace that houses the museum. This developer has not only created a guide for the Parisian museum, but also has its counterparts for rooms such as the British Museum, Hermitage Museum, etc.
British Museum Guide
The London museum encourages you to discover its treasures with an application that interactively shows everything that can be seen in its rooms, creating a virtual walk with high resolution images of the objects it contains and a detailed history of them. You can also search the database for a specific object.
Euskal Museoa – Basque Museum
The reference center for archaeological research in Bizkaia has had a audio guide in app form. Each language has its own application. The proposed route is arranged chronologically and houses 28 different sections.