Te Papa’s Mahuki teams showcase technology innovations for the culture sector

Last night, eight entrepreneurial teams from Te Papa’s Mahuki technology incubator unveiled business propositions which provide digital solutions to challenges faced by cultural organisations worldwide. Several of the innovations have already been picked up and are being used by local organisations, including Te Papa.

Innovations include:

  • Using virtual reality to take audiences behind the scenes to meet artists, conservators and story tellers (I Want To Experience)
  • An app that connects volunteers with volunteering opportunities (Collaborate)
  • Augmented reality and gamified educational experiences (ScimitAR)
  • A language learning tool that teaches Pacific languages and gives cultural context for that language (Tide Talk)
  • Data gathering analysis to help institutions understand the way their visitors move and interact with exhibits (Morph by ContinUX)
  • Digital portraits that interact with exhibition visitors (Vaka Interactiv)
  • A cataloguing and collections app that streamlines the lending and borrowing process (SimplyFi)
  • A programme that connects culture sector retail stores with local creatives (LocalFlair).

For full press release: https://www.tepapa.govt.nz/about/press-and-media/press-releases/2017-new...