Official Name: Minerva - Mobile Informationssysteme - Erarbeitung virtueller und kollaborativer Ausstellungskonzepte
Project Duration: 01.09.2012 - 31.03.2015
Partner: HTW Berlin, Museum für Islamische Kunst, Computerspielemuseum Berlin
Funding: EFRE
Contact: Jürgen Sieck, Regina Franken-Wendelstorf

Generally almost every museum is using multimedia technologies to impart specific knowledge. In future museums won’t be only spaces for description and display of objects and knowledge but will set incentives inviting the audience to interact and examinate artifacts and contents. Except for their use as communication tools digital media are also important due to their ability to create access to cultural heritage and knowledge through playful and welcoming interaction. This applies specifically for certain target audiences which so far could not or just to a very limited degree be reached.

The developed concept will also include a conception for portable exhibitions and museums which can be used in a comprehensive form for cultural events of different kinds. Mobility, virtuality and collaboration are the most important design-principles and the project’s hallmark. Specific incentives will be created to foster the audience’s curiosity. Having regard to technological development latest technologies shall be examined and yield concerning their applicability in (museal) portable exhibitions. Newly developed ways for connection between localization and Augmented Reality allow innovative presentation and entanglement of contents. The development’s focus lies on sustainable usage of developed standards, methods and technical trends.

Besides the HTW our partners are the Museum for Islamic Art (Museum für Islamische Kunst ) and the Museum of Computer Games (Computerspielemuseum ) Berlin.