BoW Title: Augmenting Masterpieces
Institution: University of Amsterdam & Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
Designer: Johanna Barnbeck, in-house
URL: http://www.augmentingmasterpieces.eu/
Category: Museum Professional

This website shows an interdisciplinary research project at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam as best practice case. The innovative project is an example of how to reduce the gap between academic research and creative production, integrating meaningful input from the user within the human-centered development of new (in this case on-site and digital) interfaces for the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam.

Multi-medial project presentation as resource for museum professionals.

Multi-medial project presentation as resource for museum professionals.

It successfully shows how research challenges in the museum world can be addressed in interdisciplinary settings and how all parties can benefit from the theoretical and practical results.

In-depth description of the research process.

 

In-depth description of the research process.

As one of the most renowned museums worldwide, the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam engages their visitors through multi-media tours, educational games and by offering digital data sets about the collection. The joint interest in connecting analogue and digital cultural heritage, user enabling technical implementations and innovative creative research methodologies led to the Augmenting Masterpieces collaboration with the University of Amsterdam. As an embedded research project, it has a strong
qualitative research component with yet a short iterative implementation span according to human-centered design methods.