InfoGrid: An Approach for Curators to Digitally Enrich their Exhibitions

Alexander Ohlei, David Bouck-Standen, Thomas Winkler, Michael Herczeg


In this contribution, we present our research on applications for curators to digitally enrich their exhibition. One of the applications we developed is the Augmented Reality (AR) app called InfoGrid. The app consists of two components: first, museum professionals can use InfoGrid to augment physical exhibitions with digital content through the web-based content management platform, the ALS-Portal; second, visitors use InfoGrid on their own mobile devices to experience these digital augmentations of exhibits via AR. InfoGrid, as well as the ALS-Portal, interface with our backend system, the Network Environment for Multimedia Objects (NEMO). The NEMO framework provides ALS applications with their application logic, semantic models, and functions as the semantic data storage. Museum professionals can use ALS software to automatically process image or video footage to create 3D objects, which can be aligned and cleaned from artifacts in the ALS-Portal by the help of our web-based 3D object editor. ALS software also contains a web-based video editor, which enables curators to create and edit video files, which can be used in all ALS applications. Through the ALS-Portal, museum professionals can look into usage statistics to improve their exhibitions. We present a field setup of an exhibition of original paintings, sculptures and literature created by Günter Grass, the German Noble Prize winner for literature. The exhibition took place in the "Bremische Bürgerschaft" in the Hanseatic City of Bremen over a period of seven weeks.

InfoGrid: An Approach for Curators to Digitally Enrich their Exhibitions (In Press) | Request PDF. Available from: [accessed Sep 21 2018].
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 01.09.2018
EventMensch und Computer 2018 - Dresden, Germany
Duration: 02.09.201805.09.2018


ConferenceMensch und Computer 2018


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