Digital Museum Map

Museum's have created large digital collections by digitising (parts) of their collections. In almost all cases, access to these digital collections is only through a search box. This makes it really hard to get an overview over what the digital collection contains and requires that the user knows exactly what they are looking for.

The Digital Museum Map application demonstrates an alternate approach, where an algorithm is used to automatically organise the items in the collection into rooms and floors. This structure of floors and rooms is then made available via the web application, enabling the user to freely browse through the digital collection, just as they could freely wander through a physical museum.

The demonstration application linked below provides access to approximately 15,000 objects from the Victoria & Albert Museum's collections, covering a wide range of topics.