Reduce the stress with member fast lane kiosk for Museums

Museums have to welcome visitors and members on a daily basis and at times it becomes a challenging thing for the museum staffs when it comes to getting indulged in the check-in formalities of the visitors and the members. Obviously, the queues are different when we talk about the visitors and the members but just to break the mess and make it more hassle-free, museums have started using the Member Fast Lane Kiosk that reduces the time of the staff and the member as well to get the entry into the museum.

Museums have to welcome visitors and members on a daily basis and at times it becomes a challenging thing for the museum staffs when it comes to getting indulged in the check-in formalities of the visitors and the members. Obviously, the queues are different when we talk about the visitors and the members but just to break the mess and make it more hassle-free, museums have started using the Member Fast Lane Kiosk that reduces the time of the staff and the member as well to get the entry into the museum.

The tablet kiosk in museum offers a convenient way to let your members enter few details that indicate the museum staff about your membership with the museum. In this way, you can give priority and attention to your members that they deserve and not have them wait in general queue behind people inquiring and buying tickets. How convenient is that!

So how does the Member Fast Lane Kiosk Work?

Our solution integrates with your Altru, Raisers Edge and other membership systems. Below I have mentioned few of the quick reason that would clearly explain you the need to get a Member fast lane kiosk for your museum. Continue reading….

  • Fast Lane solution allows your members to gain quick entry without waiting with other visitors. This means there is no requirement to assign an additional person for members.
  • Unlike any other procedure, the Fast Lane Kiosk is a solution on iPad affixed to the counter or the stand. It comes with a companion iPad with Fast Lane for your staff.

    fastlane

  • Member puts in couple pieces of info and their card to instantly show up on screen. At the same time, the card also pops on Staff iPad instantly while they may be attending other people in general queue and staff can verbally acknowledge them in-

    Thank you, Mr. Wilson, go right in…

  • Not just this, but Fast lane can even show max how many people are allowed with that type of membership and give the analytics to museum staffs as to how many came that would help them generate reports.

Wrapping Up-

With the Fast Lane Kiosk, how easily the members get to check-in to the museum without spending long hours in the queue! This is not only helpful in reducing the stress level of the museum staffs but also to promote loyalty that lets your members introduce your museums with other friends and family. Reason being, the check-in formality is so easy and convenient for them. They would appreciate their experience and respect that your museum is using the latest technology to give priority to the members.

So if you are looking forward to Member Fast Lane Kiosk Solution, then feel free to talk to our expert.

E-mail: sales@MuseumAnywhere.com

Call: 703.652.6630

Reasons why Mobile Wallet Is the Best Place for Digital Membership Cards!

We all are familiar with the standard plastic/physical membership cards. It just has the membership number, the image of the member and the address with few other short details.

We all are familiar with the standard plastic/physical membership cards. It just has the membership number, the image of the member and the address with few other short details.

Why we are talking about this is to let you know how the people out there are using the mobile wallets for every basic thing. All the more, it has made the lives easier. So why not use the channel for your Membership Cards- a transition from plastic to digital?

Trust me, doing so you are going to unlock a completely new and enhanced way of member engagement. You can provide your members the cool features like push-notifications, automatic renewal reminders and so on.

This post will show you how considering Digital Membership Card (Mobile Wallet) can help you reduce the cost associated with membership process that includes- card printing, stuffing envelopes, mailing, supplies and staff time.

The Digital Membership Card app features- ‘Add to Wallet’ which lets your members stay away from the hassle of going into the app again and again.

So this is a better way to provide ease of access to the card to your members.

Let’s look at some of the reasons why mobile wallet is the best thing for your Digital Membership Card:

Free your members from app weariness

Although our Digital Membership Card app has institutions from which the member can select, imagine what if your member runs out of space in their mobile phone, what is the next thing they would be likely to do? They would think of deleting few apps. So here is when they can leverage the ‘Add to Wallet.’ By adding the membership card wallet to the app, they can delete the app if they want to, but will still be able to have the access to the membership card.

Also, if the card gets expired, the member can get it within few hours with automatic renewal with just few clicks.

It’s easier and convenient for the members

It’s easier and convenient for the members

Wallet card pops up on member device, as soon as member comes in the vicinity of the museum. So which one you would like to provide to your members- a six-step or a two-step process? Try it for once.

How about taking a jump from plastic cards to digital membership cards? Do you have more queries that we didn’t cover here?

Get in touch to find out how digital membership cards can benefit your museum.

E-mail: sales@MuseumAnywhere.com

Call: 703.652.6630

Why Should Plastic Membership Cards go digital?

Studies predict that nearly 73% of the smartphone users love to get things right on their mobile phones, so why not ease the membership module for them? By this, I don’t mean that plastic cards are no more of use. Yes, it does have its own perks. A plastic card comes with personal details of the member which is good when the members have to flaunt it to others when introducing them to the friends or family. But it surely has its limitations and other challenges and you must be aware of it.

Studies predict that nearly 73% of the smartphone users love to get things right on their mobile phones, so why not ease the membership module for them? By this, I don’t mean that plastic cards are no more of use. Yes, it does have its own perks. A plastic card comes with personal details of the member which is good when the members have to flaunt it to others when introducing them to the friends or family. But it surely has its limitations and other challenges and you must be aware of it.

If not, then don’t worry; I will let you know. Below I will sum up few of the points that will make it clear for you to understand why should plastic membership cards go digital! Let’s continue reading….

So what membership system do you use? Altru, Raiser’s Edge, Raiser’s Edge NXT, Fundly CRM, Versai or any other membership system, since we integrate with most membership systems.

“Ah… The expiry dates of these many members are approaching, let’s start sending them e-mails and call them up so that they can get the membership card renewed as soon as possible.”

Perhaps this is what you think every other day and your museum staffs start making the calls by informing the members to get their cards renewed. Isn’t it?

But this isn’t the case with the Digital Membership Card. The solution is so smart that it lets you focus on the other tasks by eliminating the burden of calls and e-mails. The automatic renewal reminder will start notifying the members 60 days prior to the expiry date, which would make it easier for the members to get the card renewed just by few clicks.

No… No… they don’t really have to wait for other 2-3 weeks to receive the renewed membership card. With quick e-delivery, the membership card will be delivered to their mobile phones within few hours. How handy is that!

Not only this, but museums will be able to save a lot which used to be spent on printing, separating, matching with the letter, stuffing envelopes, mailing, supplies and staff time.

Leveraging the Apple Wallet-

With so many cards, you can let your members carry one less card in their wallet. After downloading the membership card, the Apple users can simply add the card to their Apple Wallet. This means even after uninstalling the app, they would still have the access to the card. The wallet card pops up on member device, as soon as member comes in the vicinity of Museum.

Wahoo… This is so feasible!!!

So these were few of the advantages of a digital membership card over the plastic card. There are many others which I haven’t covered here. If you are a museum and facing any challenges, then talk to our expert who would guide you-why you should opt for a digital membership card for your members that comes with a number of perks. Don’t just on the words, feel free to reach us.

E-mail: sales@MuseumAnywhere.com
Call: 703.652.6630

How can an app reduce teacher’s workload in the museums?

‘Teaching with the help of technology means, enhancing the techniques of learning.’

Over the past few decades, there has been an immense influence of technology on education. Education was once equated with money, but now the things have changed.

‘Teaching with the help of technology means, enhancing the techniques of learning.’

Over the past few decades, there has been an immense influence of technology on education. Education was once equated with money, but now the things have changed. Earlier the teachers had to face challenges to manage the each student’s activity. But with Teacher app, education is no more like a dream but it has been made possible for the teachers to manage all the tasks related to the students. The app is exciting and fun to go. Please Continue to read more…..

The apps developed at MuseumAnywhere are custom built. The solution is mainly targeted for the school groups where the teacher can put in student lists, assign chaperones and many features that we will be discussing below.

  • The apps are built with CMS (Content Management System), which means you can easily make the content changes in the app whenever you want.
  • With students belonging to all age groups, you can create experiences accordingly depending on the difficulty levels.
  • Teachers can manage all the tasks right from the dashboards.
  • Teachers can assign chaperones to the students where they can have access to the dashboard to get the basic and required details of the student.
  • An itinerary can be created for the tour within the app based on the interest.
  • Student’s permission slip, ICE numbers, medication, spending money can easily be tracked.
  • The assigned Chaperones can view the dashboard with ICE numbers, allergies, medication of the students in the groups.
  • As we all know how gamification excited the students, so our solution does have the gamification feature that makes learning fun.
  • How about a reward system? You students so love being rewarded for their performance. Isn’t it? You can generate virtual trophies and paper certificates for each group within the app. This is going to be a motivational factor for the students.

So this was all about how a teacher app can make the tasks easier without falling into the pit of hassles. If you too have been looking for any such option, then I hope your search is over. Get in touch with our expert who would tell you in a more detailed way.

E-mail: sales@MuseumAnywhere.com
Call: 703.652.6630

Giving art and sculptures a voice with an audio/video tour

It has now been years since the audio guides were introduced in the museums and by then the solution has evolved to become an integral part of the museum experience that serves the visitors with information which can give them a deeper appreciation of the artifacts or historical context and bring subjects to life through storytelling.

It has now been years since the audio guides were introduced in the museums and by then the solution has evolved to become an integral part of the museum experience that serves the visitors with information which can give them a deeper appreciation of the artifacts or historical context and bring subjects to life through storytelling.

But today we are here to discuss a little enhancement in the tour, i.e., audio along with video tour. This has really made the visitor experience more exciting as it provides audio and video tour, which means not just the voice but your visitors can watch videos related to the artifacts in the museum.

Isn’t it a more comfortable and friendly way of enjoying the historical, natural and architectural beauty in the museums? With the help of a multilingual audio and video guide, visitors can easily enjoy their tour without needing the help of any tour guide present in the museum.

By embracing this solution you do not have to buy or lease Audio Tour equipment! We will provide a multimedia tablet for free that includes audio, video and detailed text combined with age-appropriate Fun Facts and Trivia (gamification).

As your target audience is becoming more tech-savvy, and in such a case, your visitor is expecting you to provide extras such as a map to show where the exhibits and other useful information, what’s on a particular day and to have access to all the peripheral elements to their visit.

The hand-held technology has helped many museums by leaving a positive impact on the visitors that has let them experience the heritage attractions of the past years. The audio and video tour can explain objects and artifacts in more depth by displaying related content, photographs, videos, audio and illustrations on the tablet.

So are you ready to implement the audio and video tour in your museum?

If yes, then talk to our expert to discuss and know how audio and video tour solution can work wonders for your museum, write at sales@MuseumAnywhere.com or call 703.652.6630. We would love to assist you and answer all your queries.

The Changing Nature of Membership in the Museums

Museums are embracing digital innovation, what about yours?

Many museums and cultural organizations have seen vast technology changes over the years. Not just they keep members engaged through other online platforms but are making the best use of mobile technology.

Museums are embracing digital innovation, what about yours?

Many museums and cultural organizations have seen vast technology changes over the years. Not just they keep members engaged through other online platforms but are making the best use of mobile technology. Here I am talking about Digital Membership Cards which is transforming the way members are accessing the card and leveraging benefits.

The success of every museum relies on community engagement and it is important to keep pace with the ever-changing technology landscape. So implementing eMembership Card solution in your museum can be a wise decision.

We all will agree to a point that without members, museums would be incomplete. Therefore, museums are learning and keeping themselves updated with the key trends, and respond to the changing behaviors and expectations of their members.

The key area on which museums must focus is the nature of their members. With the advent of the internet, the requirements and expectations have evolved and they want everything to be done within minutes. So why not provide them a solution that they can access right on their palm. The Digital membership card is smart enough as it comes with the facilities that your members have been waiting for and trusts me, they deserve this.

A strategic approach to bring enhancement in the membership card!

For industries, the digital transformation has become more like a necessity in order to walk along with the target audience and their demands. As such, there is no other option left, but to transform the digital membership process.

As such, we help museums to start thinking more strategically and take a similar approach to a new and enhanced way of providing membership card on their smartphone. Digital by its very nature it’s going to meet the museum objectives by letting the members enjoy immense benefits out of which few I have discussed below-

  • What happens when the card gets lapse? The members have to wait for another few days in order to get a renewed membership card. Isn’t it? But this is not the case with digital membership cards as it provides quick e-delivery of the card.
  • Museums staffs no more have to invest their time in calling up each member or sending e-mails for reminding them about their renewal of the card. The solution has automatic renewal reminder which starts notifying the members about the renewal 60 days prior to the expiry. The frequency could even by customized as per museum’s choice.
  • The solution is cost-effective and lets you cut down on mailing the card expenses. Not just this, but you can even save the recurring cost of outsourced mail-house or internal costs of printing, separating, stuffing envelopes and staff time.

Digital Membership Card is a strategic approach by MuseumAnywhere to help museums bring a little transformation for a good cause. Museums are really doing well by implementing this practice for their members.

So are you ready to grab the same solution? If yes, write to us at sales@MuseumAnywhere.com or call 703.652.6630.

Takeaways on how museums are adapting to digital age demands

Museums have always been a place to serve the community with facts related to history, science, environment or animals. By adopting a technology, museums are not just allowing visitors and the members to use their mobile phones while browsing the artworks but encouraging it as well.

Museums have always been a place to serve the community with facts related to history, science, environment or animals. By adopting a technology, museums are not just allowing visitors and the members to use their mobile phones while browsing the artworks but encouraging it as well.

To provide digital experience museums aimed to enhance the physical experience of exploring the museum. This could be in any form, say suppose providing them experiences that they can access from their hand, whether it is a mobile app or digital membership card, yes you read that right! With MuseumAnywhere, you can enhance the member engagement by providing them a solution that lets them carry one less card in their wallet.

As per a research was done by our team members, we interviewed many museums professionals and we came across many answers which we weren’t aware of. Through our interaction, we learned that museums face abundant challenges and the opportunities. Some of them are;

  • issues in getting proper analytics on the number of visitor’s or the most hours spent by the visitors in the museum.
  • the tour guides unable to cooperate with the visitors speaking different languages.
  • missing to call out some of the members for renewal of the membership or update them about the upcoming events and exhibitions.

THE ROLE OF MUSEUMS IS CHANGING AND SO SHOULD THE EXPERIENCE!

We at MuseumAnywhere have come up with the solution that best meets up the above-mentioned challenges. We bring forward to you customized museum app with iBeacon Technology and eMembership Card solution that has helped our clients in giving wings to many museums. Making the best use of technology can be leveraged to support transformative art experiences online as well as in the gallery. Museum no more have to look for ways as our team is here to assist you. Let’s take a quick look at how museums are adapting to digital age demands;

What can all a Customized Museum App do?

  • Way faster than any mobile-optimized responsive website
  • Social login and share on Facebook, Twitter
  • Increase visitor counts for the Museum, Events and Exhibition
  • Targeted In-App Push-Notifications help build connection
  • Reduce costs of printing Membership cards, Maps, brochure
  • Our solution lets you connect in the language of the visitor as the app developed by us is multilingual
  • CMS portal included which means you can quickly add, update, activate, and deactivate content.

What can all a Digital Membership Card do?

The Digital Membership Card can be integrated with Altru, Raiser’s Edge, Raiser’s Edge NXT and Fundly CRM or any other membership system that you have.

  • With eMembership your museum staff doesn’t have to spend much of their time on calling up for renewal reminder as our solution is smart enough and knows when the renewal date approaches.
  • Your members can add the card in the Apple wallet which means the membership card still remains if he/she uninstalls the app.
  • With quick e-delivery of membership card, your members don’t have to wait for another two-three weeks to get the renewed card.

Museums can work implement these solutions as a new way to view, experience, and even display artifacts online. To know more about a customized museum app or digital membership, write to us at sales@MuseumAnywhere.com or call 703.652.6630.

Bring your museum to life with location-based iBeacon Technology

With beacon technology, now museums have got the opportunity to provide context to the audience like never before. Get mobile app with beacon technology developed at MuseumAnywhere which can help you to sense exactly where in the museum your visitor is.

With beacon technology, now museums have got the opportunity to provide context to the audience like never before. Get mobile app with beacon technology developed at MuseumAnywhere which can help you to sense exactly where in the museum your visitor is. This will help the museum to get the right analytics which wasn’t possible earlier and museums had to face challenges.

All the more it is beneficial to your audience as they no more have to depend on the audio tour because beacon integration within the app will display the related information on his/her mobile screen as soon as they will come closer to the artifact and learning more about a particular painting. This advanced Bluetooth-enabled technology can deliver the perfect blend of physical as well as digital experiences directly to the user’s smartphones.

Museums can leverage this technology in order to gain the benefits which were previously not possible and it also helps in taking your museum to reach in the eyes of many people. Museums will have fast customer adoption as beacons will replace the traditional tools such as audio headsets, brochure or any other thing. Beacons will pinpoint the location with accuracy which makes it convenient for the visitor to enjoy the tour.

This technology is attracting the younger generation especially. Being technologically advanced the mobile app comes with enormous opportunities like gamification. Beacon-based mobile apps have broken the monotony by making the tour a fun and interesting for the visitors as it creates;

  • personalized interactions
  • improve visitor engagement, and
  • take content delivery to the next level

Beacons for the museum redefine your visitor experience by allowing each artifact to personally communicate with visitors. Our iBeacon (also known as BLE beacons) solution works on Apple as well as Android devices. One more added advantage is that WiFi/GPS are not needed.

MuseumAnywhere team has developed expertise in iBeacons and has successfully delivered mobile apps with iBeacon integration to our clients. If you too want to leverage the same solution then get in touch with us.

Write to us at sales@MuseumAnywhere.com or call 703.652.6630

Let the imagination of your visitors come true- AR technology in applications!

While it is still in its emerging phase, AR is dramatically changing the way visitors are learning and getting inspired by the artifacts.

While it is still in its emerging phase, AR is dramatically changing the way visitors are learning and getting inspired by the artifacts.

Thanks to technology as it is helping the museums experience the tour in a more enhanced way by adding spark to it. Museums can now offer the visitors a tour that escapes from purely visual aspects and turns into an experience for the senses that has been made possible with augmented reality customized museum app.

Today, MuseumAnywhere is pleased and passionate about helping the museums and other cultural institutes to push their ways in delivering new and immersive experiences to the visitors.

We keep ourselves engaged in finding out the best possible ways in which museums can use a variety of digital tools, and that is why we are here to talk about Augmented Reality and how can you leverage its expanding benefits.

A New Dimension

The reason why we thought of bringing the technology at the front is to open a whole new dimension of possibilities for the museums. AR blurs the lines between the virtual and the real to help your visitors experience a new world of possibilities.

It brings art and history to life. How?

As your visitors enter the museum, with the help of AR mobile app, they can easily experience the objects to be moving. In other words, we can say, creating a world that doesn’t exist and bringing the object live in front of the eyes.

Entertainment in unexpected ways

How cool is the technology that let the museums entertain the visitors in a way like never before!

Say suppose, the visitors are learning about the artifact that is static and they suddenly experience it to be moving. A portrait that has been hanging on the walls of the museum appears to leap out of the frame. This is not only thrilling but it also makes the objects relevant and relatable to the visitor.

Enhance the education

Now satisfy your visitors by providing knowledge and information about the nature and history with AR. As your audience can receive a title and description for each artwork or object right on their smartphones. This is particularly useful for those visitors who are thirsty for knowledge.

Break the four walls

AR-based mobile apps help the museums break the four walls by engaging more and more visitors. The artifacts that aren’t displayed in your museum space can be shown digitally using the Augmented Reality.

Are you ready to begin the journey into the augmented reality world with a customized museum app?

Trust me; your museum audience is going to love it while telling about it to others.

If you wish to know more, write us at sales@MuseumAnywhere.com or call 703.652.6630.

Hello Museums! Go Digital and Experience a Newer Version of Membership Cards

Museums are embracing new ways to drive more visitors and that is the reason why they have now become digital. We are talking about the digital membership card by MuseumAnywhere that has helped many museums to get more closely connected to their members.

Museums are embracing new ways to drive more visitors and that is the reason why they have now become digital. We are talking about the
digital membership card by MuseumAnywhere that has helped many museums to get more closely connected to their members.

The membership card makes membership even more convenient as it let your members carry one less card in their wallet. Above that, most importantly museums will develop a close relationship with the members which couldn’t be made possible with the plastic membership card.

At MuseumAnywhere it’s our mission to help museums and cultural institutions accelerate member’s engagement through eMembership cards. Our solution will help the museums to further enhance the member experience. Don’t worry, it won’t change your membership process but our team has come up with this idea as an enhancement to the membership process.

Say Goodbye to the traditional method.

Your members are the valuable assets and museums should engage their members to receive benefits by being the member of your museums.

Traditionally, membership acquisition was being done manually which was very time-consuming and expensive. Museums had to face a lot of challenges which included burdensome tasks such as sign-ups and syncing membership information across databases and of course the outsourced mail-house or internal costs of printing, separating, stuffing envelopes, snail mailing, and labor cost.

That is why we are here to let you know that our eMembership solution for museums is specially meant to resolve the above-mentioned points. Along with this, it comes with a handful of benefits both for the museum and the members. Let’s discuss-

Save time and money-

Digital Membership card is smart and it knows what to do when the membership renewal date approaches. In the sense, it saves the time and cost of printing and shipping membership cards and renewal notifications by mail. But with membership card, there comes quick e-delivery once the membership card gets lapsed.

Drive more value-

With the help of membership card on your member’s smartphones, museums can easily send updates on the upcoming events and exhibitions. Also, you can send a customized greeting to your members on special occasions in the palm of a member’s hand through push notifications and location-based alerts. This personalized action will bring your members closer to you.

Ready to go digital?

Your members crave convenience so give them what they deserve with a host of benefits.

If you want to leverage the newer version of membership card, write to us at sales@MuseumAnywhere.com or call 703.652.6630