The Intelligent Museum

An artistic and curatorial testing ground for »deep learning« and visitor participation

Logo of the Project The Intelligent Museum
Duration
2020–2024

Supported by the Digital Fund of the Federal German Kulturstiftung des Bundes a project is being undertaken that breaks new ground in museum communication and learning: »The Intelligent Museum: An artistic and curatorial testing ground for 'deep learning' and visitor participation.«

The goal of this four-year project is the implementation of an AI-supported exhibition concept, which has been developed jointly with the Deutsches Museum in Munich and the Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies, and Image Exploitation (IOSB) in Karlsruhe.

Employing diverse approaches used by digital art, the project will explore and investigate digital curating from a variety of perspectives. Experimenting with new digital aesthetics and forms of expression facilitates experiencing the museum in new ways and thus also enables new avenues of museum communication and learning to be pursued: the space of the museum becomes a forum, a place for making new experiences and engaging in critical dialogue.

During the four years that the project runs guest artists will stay at the ZKM and the Deutsches Museum to create new computer-assisted and AI-based artworks, which will be embedded in a novel AI-supported exhibition concept at both institutions. Using the instruments of behavior-based video monitoring, the collaboration of the ZKM and the Deutsches Museum with the IOSB opens up possibilities of identifying additional aspects pertaining to technologies that go beyond focusing on the merely technical, of reaching new audiences for the topic, and creating a whole new experience of the museum.

Project website
https://www.kulturstiftung-des-bundes.de/de/projekte/film_und_neue_medien/detail…
Partners

Deutsches Museum, Munich Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies, and Image Exploitation (IOSB), Karlsruhe

In cooperation with

Funded by

Funded by the Digital Culture Programme of the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation)