Mobile Technologies in Museum Exhibitions

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Sandra Medić ; Nataša Pavlović (2014)
  • Publisher: University of Novi Sad, Department of Geography, Tourism and Hotel Management
  • Journal: Turizam (issn: 1450-6661, eissn: 1821-1127)
  • Subject: museums | mobile technologies | interpretation | promotion | cultural tourism | Home economics | TX1-1110

In order to be up–to–date and give visitors a memorable and unique experience, museums are including usage of digital technologies in their exhibitions. Even though museums in Serbia are very important part of tourism offer, they still have traditional settings that are poorly interpreted. The majority of them have a scientific and historical review which is unattractive for various target groups of visitors and for museums it’s important to continually try out new ways in interpretation of their settings. Because technology continues to rapidly change the way we communicate, cultural institutions should adapt to new ways of communication with their visitors. This paper examines mobile technologies that can be used in museums to give visitors a different experience and transfer the knowledge innovatively. In that way it will be presented the modern concept of presentation of museum exhibitions, focusing on usage of mobile devices through mobile applications and QR codes. The paper provides the broad understanding of usage mobile technologies in museum exhibitions with its advantages and limitations. The research results can help the museums management to improve interpretation and communication with visitors and enrich the visitor experience.
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