ALPLM partners with Google Public Sector to reimagine visitor experience

ALPLM partners with Google Public Sector to reimagine visitor experience

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM) and Google Public Sector have announced plans to digitally transform the visitor experience at the presidential museum, based in Springfield, Illinois. 

The collaboration will use Artificial Intelligence, Extended Reality (XR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies hosted on Google Cloud to create accessible, engaging and interactive experiences for visitors.

ALPLM, which opened its doors to the public in 2005, welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. With this partnership, the museum will leverage XR to provide additional layers of information about museum exhibits, help visitors choose topics to explore further and provide information in languages and formats accessible to more people.

The museum will explore the possibilities of features like interactive audio-visual guides and video content around displayed artifacts. Google Cloud’s Immersive Stream for XR could also help enable an immersive, gamified and photorealistic experience for the museum’s visitors.

To create more inclusive experiences for museum visitors and digital audiences, ALPLM and Google Public Sector will also create assisted visual guides for people with disabilities and multilingual content for non-English speaking guests. A navigation guide, mapped in AR, could help bring historical characters to life and enable a more accessible user journey.

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