Museums are, by their very nature, full to the brim with information. Using tablets alongside exhibitions is an effective way to share that information and help turn it into inspiration. By featuring digital content that supports and enhances displays, museums can give visitors more context to what they’re seeing, which means they’re more likely to stay engaged.
Given the glorious range of museum exhibitions, tablets need to provide a variety of functions to optimise how people enjoy them. Combining the latest technology with historical pieces creates impact. A well-placed iPad mini stand or Samsung tablet stand next to a display gives visitors innovative ways to find out more about the worldly wonders in front of them. Interactive tasks and games on tablets dotted around the museum can pique interest and curiosity. Audio guides provided by tablets at key points in the museum can give insights in time with each visitor’s personal schedule.
As well as providing an inventive way for visitors to engage with information, tablets create opportunities for them to engage with marketing material too. A tablet desk stand near the entrance is an easy way for people to digitally donate money. Marketing messaging integrated with display information on tablets around the museum is guaranteed to be seen. Tablet use doesn’t just enhance the visitor experience, it can also add value for the museums themselves.