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iBeacons Give Visitors to the Palmer Museum of Art a Customized Experience

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Sarah Daiker and Dana Kletchka study the iBeacons app as Chris Millet views a piece of art. Photo by Tom Flach.

Walking into Penn State’s Palmer Museum of Art, the air is cool and quiet as you move through the glass doors into the first-floor galleries. Here, richly colored Baroque paintings line the walls before giving way to a room of pristine-looking ceramics, some dating back thousands of years. Up the stairs are more contemporary pieces, along with the latest special exhibitions.

Soon, there will be new, high-tech additions to the Palmer Museum’s galleries — small electronic devices that will be stuck to walls behind paintings, hidden under shelves or concealed in corners. You won’t be able to see them, but your mobile devices will.

For the full story, by Katie Jacobs, IT Communications, click here.