Street Art brings Museums Paintings on Your City Walls

Paris, France

Launched in June 2014, the Outings project aims to bring out the works of the museum in an original way, through posters created by anyone with a mobile phone. A new way to combine art and photography and pass less famous paintings galleries in the street.

London, UK

Artist, but before that a journalist, writer, director and producer, Julien de Casabianca, originally from Outings project defines the project as a “link between our daily lives and our collective culture places”. He explains his approach by the desire to get these anonymous characters of works of art museums where “no one will see them. So it is they who will see people “.

And indeed the project website encouraged to choose anonymous characters and not known figures (“neither king nor queen nor Mary, Jesus, etc …”), from any century from a museum of the city where you want to display its creation. So the link is maintained between the works and the collective consciousness.

Portland, USA

This is for the participants, both amateur and professional artists to choose this anonymous character of a painting in a museum in their city, photograph it and print it on a large poster. It is stuck on a dilapidated wall and then turns into a new work. The process, described in detail on the internet is gently mocked the anti-photography museums regulations “if you are quick and discreet you will manage to take pictures before we ask you politely to stop.”

Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Outing is an achievement that easy interests flourishing all over the world: France, Spain, Brazil, United States of America, Paraguay, Pakistan, Uganda, Australia, Mexico …


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Robot a new friend for the Museum

The robot left between fiction and massively enter in industry, services and everyday life. Museums and heritage sites are no exception to this trend. A French monument has even been pioneering in 2007. Panorama robotic practices in heritage in France and throughout the world.

The robot can first get over the remote visitor. French authorities and several museums are adopting robots, structures on wheels equipped with cameras, a microphone and a screen. The visitor away geographically, or because of his health or physical disability can take easily control and conduct the visit remote museum. Placed at eye level, the camera zooms in and examine the objects in the collection as microphones and speakers make possible interaction with other visitors.

This technology is already used in permanent museum Autun since early 2014 or the Museum of the Great War in Meaux from December 2014.


The robot explorer takes the place of the visitor there any visitor can get. Too fragile areas, night museum visitors away … then take control of the robot usually consists only of cameras and thus enjoy a unique experience.

Precursor, the Palace of Versailles has installed a robot within its walls in 2007, in the Grand Versailles Numérique project. Through a partnership with Orange, closed to the public rooms were visitable by the owners of a good internet connection.


The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo hosted in June 2014 two androids responsible for the reception and mediation with visitors. Docent guide the robot was he present in a Korean museum for several years.




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HYPNOTIC – kinetic sculptures by Netherlands-based sculptor Jennifer Townley


Jennifer Townley works derive from her fascination with science, with an emphasis on physics, engineering and mathematics. Geometric patterns in Islamic art or mathematical drawings of Dutch artist M. C. Escher often serve as an inspiration. Images where lines and figures match each other so perfectly they could be repeated indefinitely. This infinity, regularity and obedience is what Townley also finds fascinating about mechanical machines; they are robust, strenuous and seemingly immortal. She is captivated by how a machine can convert a simple circular motion (rotary engine) into a very complicated nonlinear or chaotic movement pattern.

Jennifer Townley

Besides her love for mechanics, human perception is also an area of great interest. The capability of our brain to simplify confusing visual information is a phenomenon with many examples, like optical illusions.

Check this video to discover the magic.


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Asphyxia: between Dance and Technology



as·phyx·i·a is a collaborative effort and experimental film created by Maria Takeuchi with Frederico Phillips and performed by Shiho Tanaka. The project is an effort to explore new ways to use and/or combine technologies and different fields in an experiment.

Motion data was captured using inexpensive sensors. Once all the scanned point cloud data was combined, that was then used as the base for the creative development on the piece.

The result is a performance that is centered on an eloquent choreography that emphasizes physical expression without limits.

Have a look at this this great Video.


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The first exhibition crowd curated at the Frye Art Museum (Seattle)

The Frye Art Museum in Seattle invited users worldwide to become the Commissioner of his #SocialMedium exhibition.

For two weeks in August 2014, the Frye shared 232 paintings from its collection on various social media such as Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Tumblr, and invited the public to choose their favorite works.

After the experience of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Frye is the second American museum and gave the public the power to design an exhibition. A true revolution in classical organization of museums and a real true popular and media success.

A total of 17,601 votes were cast by 4,468 citizens commissioners from around the world – from Bangladesh to Canada from Indonesia to Romania. Each painting has received at least one vote.

“It’s a kind of challenge to our own authority,” added Jeffrey Hirsch, Director of the museum’s communications. “We are always looking for ways to deepen the involvement of our visitors and to expand our audience beyond our existing audience. This project was a tremendous amplification means of our message. »


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The most popular work to users is “The Peacock” Julius Scheuerer (1907) with 3,525 Likes on Tumblr while the most important work of the collection according to experts ‘Die Sünde’ by Franz von Stuck collected 200 votes!

During the exhibition the 40 most popular Internet works are hung in various galleries of the museum. Near these works are affixed cartels of a new kind which are reproduced the names and comments of some of the 4,468 voters.


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Virtual museum proposes to discover lost art with Oculus Rift glasses

Ziv Schneider, an Israeli artist, has created a virtual museum where the tour is done using a 3D virtual reality headset Oculus Rift, giving the impression to browse the galleries of a real museum.

Visitors can “discover the most sought Art collection of the world”, including works and sculptures stolen and listed in the files of the FBI and Interpol. Over the galleries, visitors can admire works by Rembrandt, Van Gogh and Degas.

As in a real museum, the paintings are hung on a white wall and a commentary enriches the audio guide tour. - Museum of Stolen Art

Three exhibitions are in the museum: “Famous paintings stolen”, “The looting of Afghanistan” and “The looting of Iraq.”

After the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, almost 14 000 objects have indeed been looted from the Iraq Museum, one of the largest art theft in history.

You can check the video on clicking this link.


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The You Museum Displays Art Like Internet Ads - The You Museum


The “You Museum” by Artist Jeremy Bailey is a media installation that’s part business, part art. The “You Museum” project curates personalized exhibitions that are delivered to you via banners on the websites you visit most. Using various retargeting technologies these exhibitions reach you organically across the internet.

Like most banner ad services, the You Museum uses data sourced from Google and Facebook to get a sense of your interests. And if you like your personalized artwork, you can buy it by simply clicking a banner, sending you to an e-commerce storefront where you can complete your acquisition.

We found the initiative very interesting, instead of having boring and annoying banner ads, to replace it by beautiful work of art, is an interesting approach.

To have a look, click on this link.

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Cleveland Museum iOS app is now using iBeacon (indoor Geolocation) to enhance visitor experience

The whole museum, galleries and its services are now fully geotagged through a network of beacons iBeacon BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) discreetly installed and configured through the galleries of the museum. Visitors can approach the works and obtain a content mediation fingertips.

ArtLens - Apple iBeacon Technology
ArtLens – Apple iBeacon Technology

“The Cleveland Museum of Art is a world leader in the development of advanced technologies and the deployment of mediation tools in situ. The new integrated technology into our popular ArtLens application will provide greater accuracy in order to customize the visitor experience at a level that visitors to museums all over the world will now wait. ” –  William M. Griswold, director of the museum.

The mobile application ArtLens is provided free since early 2013, It is a unique personal guide with rich content: video, audio, text and photos. ArtLens also offers an innovative image recognition software to identify the works in the collection.

ArtLens iOS App - Cleveland Museum
ArtLens iOS App – Cleveland Museum

The application is now able to locate each visitor to a specific location in a gallery and to transmit relevant information on the works close to their mobile device.


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