WHAT WE DO

As technology continues to change nearly every aspect of life in the twenty-first century, museums are searching for new ways to attract and engage visitors to spaces that have traditionally been considered tech-free zones of quiet contemplation. To this end, The Phillips Collection seeks to explore the potential of new and emerging technologies to improve the experiences of their visitors and to help diverse audiences more deeply understand and appreciate works of art. Students in this trans-disciplinary FIRE stream will research and experiment with a range of methods and technologies to meet the needs of current visitors to The Phillips Collection. Students interested in the arts, humanities, and museum studies will gain experience conducting research on works of art in the museum’s collection and producing new educational content for these objects in text, audio, video, and interactive multimedia formats. Through this rare opportunity to collaborate with art history faculty, museum curators, educators, and archivists, students will learn the methodologies employed by professionals in each of these respective fields.

WHY IT MATTERS

As technology continues to change nearly every aspect of life in the twenty-first century, museums are searching for new ways to attract and engage visitors to spaces that have traditionally been considered tech-free zones of quiet contemplation. To this end, The Phillips Collection seeks to explore the potential of new and emerging technologies to improve the experiences of their visitors and to help diverse audiences more deeply understand and appreciate works of art.

WHAT YOU LEARN

Augmented and Virtual Reality, Beacon-based mobile location intelligence, Web and mobile application development, Data and information architecture, Art history, Museum Studies, Art education

  • Kyungjin Yoo

    Research Educator

  • Dr. Matthias Zwicker

    Faculty Advisor

  • Dr. Abigail McEwen

    Faculty Advisor

University of Maryland

Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost

The First-Year Innovation & Research Experience

Dr. Patrick Killion

Director of Discovery-Based Learning

Email: pkillion@umd.edu

Tel: 301-405-0057