Whenever, I visit india I am shocked at how much of the customs and objects of my childhood are eroded and lost. As a technologist and investor, it became a passion project for me to aid and abet in the effort of cultural institutions and museums. I wanted to help not just preserve so much that is just being forgotten but also make the telling of why they are interesting much more tangible and fun! I sponsored our local museum association — NEMA for a few of their annual conferences and I also created NLCultural. Having created and deployed interactive video guides and maps for several International museums, we are overjoyed to announce our first Indian museum — The Salar Jung In Hyderbad!
If you are from Hyderabad or Indian or just interested, click the link and see the interactive video guide to each hall in the museum along with the main exhibits. View it on your phone or any device. We curated the best explanations and related videos on youtube to create the most comprehensive guide to each exhibit! Follow links provided if a particular aspect of the exhibit piques further interest. We almost always include a “fun” section to each exhibit described. This is a self paced interactive learning experience that blows the sheet of paper or even the audio museum guide out of the water! Look at all the other museums we have done and follow your favorites here.
Sadly, museums … particularly the smaller ones have neither the effort nor money needed to use the simple technology we provided. And the larger ones are ensnared by doddering boards and leadership who either refuse to understand technology or simply cannot make any decisions. Having offered our technology for free to many local museums, we at NLCultural finally took it on ourselves to create genuinely educational experiences for some museums. We created video guides for the main exhibits at the following famous museums at this link or click individual museums below:
Franklin Park Zoo - Boston
I was particularly proud at the recent completion of a similar guide for our first Indian museum — The Salar Jung! The next Indian museum we are working on is the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya in Mumbai and will release that in the next month! Special thanks to team members Kalyani Kumar Swamy, Rhoda Rosal and Kala Chandran for pulling this together!
Please take our guides with you when you visit a museum listed above. Please send us feedback to help us make it even more interesting. Please follow me on linkedin, facebook, and twitter to receive regular updates to new museums. You can also subscribe to our channel on youtube but youtube videos do not have interactivity. Click here to go to the NLCultural Page to find the museum and exhibit you are interested in. Interactivity works from those pages.
Enjoy and learn about cultural mores and artifacts and demand that your museums be more fun in their education!