Art at GVSU Mobile Application

What is it?

Art at GVSU is a free mobile application for the iPhone and Android devices that provides access to the more than 13,000 pieces of art in the university's collection.

Art at GVSU features:

  • tours with Google Maps implementation
  • complete artwork lists of every GVSU building
  • lookup tools to find additional information on your favorite artwork
  • full social media integration

 

STUDENTS:
Use the app casually and socially between classes to interact with the artwork around you on campus. Easily save your favorites for later. Share your art discoveries with your friends.

FACULTY:
Find and save artwork for visual learning of the university's art collection into your classroom curriculum. Need help? Please refer to our Art and Learning Resources.

VISITOR:
Explore campus by following an art tour and discover the vast art collection at GVSU.

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Development

ONGOING DEVELOPMENT

New features and enhancements are currently under development, including QR scanning, tablet optimization, and the ability for faculty and students to submit their own contributions.

The app was built by the GVSU Mobile Applications Service Lab in the School of Computing and Informations Systems by utilizing the Art Gallery's online collection database ( Collective Access). 

This app's framework will eventually be made available open source for other institutions using Collective Access.

 

FUTURE PLANS

The GVSU Art Gallery is seeking ongoing grant support for this project. The end result is a participatory mobile application platform that more acutely meets current interdisciplinary learning and engagement trends, and which promotes a sustainable and flexible model moving forward for not only institutional use, but also for nation-wide open source adoption. 

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Contact Us


Contact: Nathan Kemler

As Curator of Collections Management for the Art Gallery, Nathan physically and intellectually manages and cares for the entire GVSU art collection.