McNay Art Museum

Visitor Voices III

Currently, this project is in progress as part of the 2010 MIDEA Minigrant program.

In a recent New York Times article titled “The Best Tour Guide may be in your Purse,” Keith Schneider catalogs the growing trend in museums toward the use of smart phone technology in the galleries. One museum director noted that the technology allows visitors to participate—to be a part of learning. The McNay’s project will allow museum visitors to access a recently unveiled Twitter Sculpture Tour and the McNay’s Steve tagger project from mobile devices—their own, or several purcashed as part of the project.