Built by a curious curator, the Time Lens takes would-be explorers on a scavenger hunt around Melbourne Museum to discover some of the treasured objects and hidden gems of the museum’s collection.
The free Time Lens app for Apple and Android represents a targeted way to use mobile devices to help families explore the collection objects, exhibitions and themes presented throughout the museum. Incentive and reward is provided through unlockable badges and light hearted animations, but the intent of the app is not to be an experience that takes place solely on the screen of the device, instead being a mechanism to guide families to points of interest within the museum and give them launching off points for discussion around the significance of each object.
Time Lens was developed by an in-house team at Museum Victoria, a collaboration between staff from Education & Community Programs and Digital & Emerging Technologies, with support from the Telematics Trust and animations by Stray Puppet.
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