|Title:||Launching the MFA Multimedia Guide: Lessons Learned|
|Authors:||Jenna Fleming, Phil Getchell, Jesse Kochis|
|Publication:||MW2011: Museums and the Web 2011|
For the opening of the Museum's new Art of the Americas wing, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston embarked upon a sweeping new program to transform the traditional audio guide into a new iPod Touch-based multimedia guide. This ambitious endeavor was fraught with challenges as diverse as managing content production at a new scale and determining how to reliably charge 750 devices at a time.
In this session, MFA New Media team members will share lessons learned from our large-scale project, including points such as:
The MFA uses TAP as the CMS, with a modified/customized TAP app as the user interface. We use the Nous case and a homegrown charging solution.