26 Oct, 2020 @ 12:00
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Spain’s Prado fuses tech with art in first official museum guide for Android and iOS phones

Madrid Closes ALL museums in the Capital due to coronavirus

THE Museo Nacional del Prado, in collaboration with Samsung, has created a mobile application that contains a guide to the most outstanding works on display at the Madrid museum.

Art lovers will be able to enjoy the exquisite collection of more than 400 works of art from the Prado through their smartphones and tablets.

The pieces will be accompanied by detailed descriptions from experts, allowing online visitors to hear the mysteries and supposed hidden messages in each work.

According to Miguel Falomir, Director of the Museo Nacional del Prado, the application aims to serve both the ‘inexpert and the specialist’, and to bring the Museum ‘closer to a public increasingly interested in obtaining clear and precise information about the works that are preserved there.’

The app and smartphone format is the first to be developed for the Museum, and allows the art gallery to be opened to millions of users all over the world.

Easy to use and with a simple menu, it is categorised by authors and the history of each work is narrated by the voices of specialists in the field.

In addition, features of the artist’s personality are given, permitting a greater understanding of the artwork on display.

Simple and intuitive to navigate, the app gives a general presentation to the history of the Museum and divides each collection and group of work around an artist, a genre and a period.

The application is available in Spanish and English, and soon in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Russian and Korean, both for Android and iOS at the following download links:
– Galaxy Store
– Play Store
– Apple Store

Users will be able to access all the application’s content at a price of €5.49.

Samsung devices users will be able to enjoy all the content free of charge. exclusively until November 21,

The original museum guide in printed format has already sold over 600,000 copies sold in 10 languages.

Cristina Hodgson

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