My Art Space is an interactive service that enables visitors to museums and galleries to 'collect' cultural artefacts with their mobile phones.
Extending the value of the school visit by using mobile phones to create personal online galleries
Museum visitors build their own virtual collections and online galleries for others to access and respond to. Young people are encouraged to explore and 'acquire' cultural artifacts, curate their own virtual galleries and construct personal narratives to share with family, friends and the general public.
The response from teachers, museums and, most importantly the students themselves, has been uniformly positive.
My Art Space partners include the D-Day Museum in Portsmouth, Urbis in Manchester and the Study Gallery in Poole. The service, specifically designed around museum education, illustrates how the digital world of websites and mobile phone technologies can add value to the real world of museums, galleries and exhibitions.
My Art Space primarily targets students studying curriculum Key Stages 2 and 3. Students are given the opportunity to improve their understanding and interest across a range of subject areas by connecting the physical world of the gallery to their own world of learning.
The lead project partner for My Art Space is The Sea, an interactive agency specialising in mobile technology.
Taking the service onto the streets of Manchester
Cartoon character from the site
Teenagers using My Art Space