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The Life of Art App for iPad

'How do objects end up in a museum? Discover the answer to that question from the artworks themselves in this app from the J. Paul Getty Museum. The Life of Art app enables users to retrace the lives of a lidded bowl, a silver fountain, a side chair, and a wall light in the Getty’s collection by examining physical clues. The interactive app features stunning photography, animations, video, and 360 rotations that bring the rich biographies of these objects to life.

This app was created in conjunction with the 2012 exhibition The Life of Art: Context, Collecting, and Display at the Getty Center.'

This is a free app



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Cris Guenter
Cris Guenter (Faculty)
4 years ago
This app provides a way to discover the context of items found in a museum. I share it with my students who will be future high school art teachers and educators who are interested in the humanities.
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