This past weekend, staff members from Liberty Hall Museum were fortunate enough to attend the Small Museum Conference in Ocean City, MD. We have been attending this conference for the past 4 years and it always is a great learning experience for us.
This particular conference is geared to the Mid-Atlantic states so we get to have plenty of interaction with other small museums from not only NJ but PA, DE, MD and VA. It’s a great time to discuss with other museums about programming, partnerships and the future of our respective institutions. We are all in the same boat but luckily float in different waters.
This year, we actually…..PRESENTED! We submitted a proposal last winter and our topic was picked! High five to Liberty Hall! Due to our fantastic partnership with the Robert Busch School of Design at Kean University, we were able to present how we were able to incorporate augmented reality into Liberty Hall Museum’s tours & exhibits. We presented on Tuesday morning for an hour which we feel went very well. We let the conference attendees experience our augmented reality posters firsthand so that they can get a better understanding of how we use them on tour. The session was great because it raised a lot of questions for the attendees that we were able to answer and discuss how augmented reality is a different approach to interacting with museum visitors. Many of them seemed eager to implement this at their museums so we are hope for some phone calls to help them!!
Here’s an awesome tweet we got during the workshop!
We are glad we were able to attend and also present this year. Looking forward to once again attend the conference next February!
We can lecture on augmented reality but can’t figure out how to rotate pictures in our blog!! Sorry!!