We developed a new audio tour for the Amuze app, this time for the National Gallery of Art. As part of the Smithsonian, this museum is free, and it has an amazing collection of paintings and statues. Another great thing about this museum is that they offer a free audio guide. However, we still decided to develop our own tour for this museum as everyone’s taste for art and audio differs. Our tour offers three potential advantages over the audio tours provided by the museum.
We have added a highlights tour of the Musée d’Orsay to the Amuze app. Now, on your trip to Paris, you can combine a visit to the Louvre Museum with a visit to the Musée d’Orsay the next day!
The Musée d’Orsay has the best collection in the world in terms of French Realist, Impressionist, and Post-Impressionist art. It is close to the Louvre, and both museums have a very different feel. Whereas the Louvre is big and busy, the Musée d’Orsay feels relatively small and much less chaotic. You can still easily spend a full day there without having time to see everything in detail, but the museum is clearly organized, and you don’t easily get the feeling that you are lost.
The tour starts with Realism art on Floor 0. There are fantastic artworks on display by some of the leaders of this movement, including The Gleaners by Millet and the enormous paintings of The Artist’s Studio and A Burial at Ornans by Courbet. As you make your way through the rooms on this floor, you will also come across some of the early works by Manet, like his famous Olympia. And, of course, it is impossible to miss the impressive sculpture gallery in the center, where a diverse set of sculptures is visible in natural light.
We are excited to announce that the Amuze app is now available in beta for iOS and Android. After a successful alpha test with friends, it is now time to share the app with a larger audience. Alpha testers indicated that the app works great but had some practical suggestions on how to make the app and its content more user-friendly. We have worked on implementing these changes and are confident that the app is now ready for a larger audience!
One of the available tours in the Amuze app is a Highlights Tour of the Louvre, the most-visited museum in the world. While the Louvre is an amazing museum if you know what you want to see, it is also easy to get lost in the incredible amount of art that is on display.
If you visit the museum for the first time, you probably should have a look at the most famous artwork in the world – the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci. And how about some of the paintings of the French Romantic painters, and the ancient Greek statues, and some masterpieces by Caravaggio, Raphael, and Vermeer? And then you can see Egyptian art, a large collection of French sculptures, Spanish paintings from the Baroque period, etc. By now, you must already spend a full day at the Louvre, and then you are still missing many unique pieces of art.
We are currently in the late development stages the Amuze app. The app is in good shape, and we will now engage in extensive testing to make sure that the user truly has an enjoyable experience when using it.
Audio tours have been developed for five different museums around the world.
We started with these museums because we are very familiar with them, and they display some of the greatest art in the world. It will also allow us to test the app with users from around the world and with a diverse set of interests in art.