3rd place in the Business Plans category
Leonardo de Araújo, Nina Hentschel, Zhou Yuen Fang
“It must be possible to do museum work better than simply by using the traditional audio guide.” That is what Leonardo de Araújo, Nina Hentschel and Zhou Yuen Fang from the University of Bremen thought. With their business idea, they have created a completely new data-driven curatorial framework for the staff of cultural institutions. The Artfacts platform combines Leonardo de Araújo's penchant for culture and computer science. It is a piece of software that supports curatorial practice in a cost-effective and user-friendly way. With its help, cultural institutions can reorganise and reinterpret their digital collections. It offers effective strategies for giving audiences access to digital collections, opening up innovative communication channels for multimedia educational museum work. “This is more than overdue in a time when almost everyone constantly has their smartphone in their hand” says Nina Hentschel. The Artfacts platform also offers its customers the possibility to enhance their own data collections by sharing and linking them with the data of other cultural institutions. The Artfacts platform does not focus on the management of collections, but on the reuse of data sets as a source for the most diverse digital interpretations of cultural and historical objects.