New Mobile Guide Program Premieres at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art


KANSAS CITY, MO.- Using their own smartphones or one of the Museum’s iPod Touch players, visitors can now easily listen to information about more than 250 works of art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The Nelson-Atkins Mobile Guide premieres Friday, Oct. 1, offering the Museum’s excellent audio content on a new technology platform. The Mobile Guide is actually a mobile-optimized website— The entire Museum and Sculpture Park are now equipped with Wi-Fi, so visitors can access the guide anywhere on the Museum campus from their smartphones or laptops. The new website also makes information about works of art available to “virtual visitors,” who will be able to access favorite works of art from their homes, offices and schools. The program was made possible by a grant from Ann and Kenneth Baum, long-time supporters of the Nelson-Atkins, and is the result of extensive work by the Muse