Welcome to the first ArtString newsletter! You get the great news ahead of everyone else: you can now download the ArtString app (on Android and iOS) and bring a whole new dimension to your museum visits.
ArtString breaks the silence in museums — let the art speak!
Museums are incredible. They make you feel, get you thinking, open up your heart and mind. But that's not always easy to articulate without talking it through, comparing notes, seeing things side-by-side.
ArtString is a museum companion app that puts you right in the centre, and lets your heart do the talking. It's all about exchanging ideas, telling stories and learning from other ArtString users — new ideas that can surprise and enlighten.
Currently you can see the ENTIRE catalogue of the British Museum, Science Museum and the National Gallery. In those collections you can:
- • String objects together by any theme you like and show the world
- • Take a tour of other users' strings and enjoy their commentary for a taste of something new
- • Read and explore thoughts and ideas from other visitors
- • Comment or use hashtags to join the conversation about your favourite objects
- • Find new favourites, or look at old ones in ways you'd never expected to
- • Keep those favourites with you to show your friends later as a virtual souvenir of your visit
- • Post your favourite — or even the whole string — on other social media
Download the ArtString app FREE today, let's get the conversation started. Right now, ArtString is waiting for your stories and your wonder.
Every person is a whole world of connections between the past and present that deserves to be displayed. So on your next visit to a museum, we invite you to add your own perspectives in ArtString, to instigate and help other visitors, and start making museums into spaces of shared human emotions.
If you've ever looked at a lunar module and wondered if it felt the same way to look at it when it was first on display; if you've got decades of memories from your favourite paintings just bursting to be told; if you've got opinions and questions about how those wooden totem poles made it to the British Museum and where you think they should go next — get those thoughts, memories, questions and opinions out into ArtString and find like minds — or learn from different ones!
Enjoy your adventure!