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Follow the art

According to UNESCO there are more than 55,000 museums around the world. 55,000! Travelling to all of them will be nigh on impossible for most of us, so we’ve curated a list of apps that will help you discover more of the art world from your iPhone or iPad.

For the exhibitions you will make it to in person, some of these apps offer interactive guides to several museums at once or are devoted to a single museum. You only need to take your device with you to discover for yourself more about the art you’re fond of; point it at an object to learn more in a format you like, be it reading or listening.

Other apps will exceed your expectations and bring art directly into your life with augmented reality (AR), so you won’t even need to set foot in a museum. You can place your favourite pieces of art wherever you want or imagine yourself as a museum curator and build your own collection at home, all with AR! And if you’d like to put yourself in the shoes of an artist, try drawing your first sketch.

If you love to travel, make sure you pack these apps too – it can be so thrilling to explore new cities through art. Or maybe they’ll be the inspiration for your next destination; you’ve got a blank canvas when it comes to how you want to experience the art world.

    Musement - Travel Activities

    Museums, attractions and more

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    Artefact

    AR Museum guide

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    AR_t

    ARt in augmented reality

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    SketchAR: learn how to draw

    Drawing Art lessons + AR tech.

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    Musement - Travel Activities

    Museums, attractions and more

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