New EL MUSEO CANARIO mobile phone Application
El Museo Canario (The Canarian Museum) has given its name to a new mobile phone application that provides information, resources and functions regarding the history of the institution, its collections, and the activities and research it organises. The application enables users to carry out virtual visits of the museum or choose some archaeological pieces to obtain tridimensional pictures that can be manipulated in every way to observe their details or read the information provided about them by archaeologists. The EL MUSEO CANARIO application provides practical information to organise a museum visit, either virtual or on-site, including interactive plans of the rooms, opening hours, additional activities, etc. Audio guides of the permanent exhibition are also available in various languages and other types of information regarding the museum’s collection. There is also a selection of the museum’s most popular pieces or areas. The new application also includes the possibility to take pictures which are ready to be published on social networks. The centre hopes to create loyalty from its followers and the general public through this option. The application has also been designed to enable new functions to be added gradually. Therefore, there will soon be an interactive game to include an entertaining feature during museum visits. During the second phase, they will also include more tools, such as access to the museum’s catalogues and other sources of information. The EL MUSEO CANARIO application is available in iOS and Android versions and can be downloaded free of charge.