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In the run up to the WOMEX Conference, this is the introduction to a series of posts taking a detailed look at how museums and other cultural institutions are using apps and other mobile web technologies.

8 October, 2012

The posts are adapted from a chapter I wrote for the 2011 book Interactive Galleries: digital technology, handheld interpretation and online experiences. As a producer, presenter and consumer of a range of mobile media, I was asked to evaluate apps versus other kinds of mobile web technologies as tools for reaching new audiences. In the course of research, talking to colleagues from a range of organisations and backgrounds, I become convinced that museums and cultural institutions are actually at the forefront of innovative, rich, mobile digital content, putting them ahead of other, perhaps more likely, industries, such as the broadcast media or publishing.

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V&A Furniture Gallery

In November 2012, the V&A opened the doors to its new Furniture Gallery, presenting the Museum’s outstanding collection of British and international furniture from the 15th century to the present day.

Nightjar was asked produce a series of audio tracks for use inside the gallery and on the V&A website. Interviewing fourteen furniture makers, conservators and curators, we explored questions of form, function, construction technique and decoration in the creation of furniture over six hundred years.

Click here to hear architect David Adjaye on Frank Lloyd Wright, or here for Lawrence Llewelyn Bowen on George Brookshaw.