Art-Tech District, powered by Civic Innovation Lab has introduced an innovation technique called a “digital museum” with the aim to strengthen museum culture in Nigeria.
Over the years, technology has evolved and brought a revolution to the world. It has made lives easier and given the world increased, faster, and high-powered access to information. All the new technological innovations have also made life interesting and fun. One of such innovation technique is the digital museum.
A digital museum is a museum exhibition platform that uses computer and information technology, on which cultural antiques and historical compilations can be conserved and exhibited in digital format.
The Digital Museum is set to be an integration of art, history, and technology, and was created to enlighten and create positive awareness about Nigeria’s history, and culture, through pictures, films, and artifacts. The Discovery Museum is the first of its kind in the region and is committed to shaping the narrative of culture, democratic ideologies and people.
According to Faridah Dikko, the General Manager Art Tech District, technology and digital is the future. She also added that the feature of the district includes the play box, digital museum, discovery museum, virtual reality and escape room.
The Art Tech District (ATD) together with the Civic Innovation Lab (Civicilab) is also putting together a string of hackathons to develop a platform for ‘’Using Technology To Tell Nigerian History’ and this project will be called the MUSEUM HACK.
This project is a chance for Developers, Tech Startups, Tech enthusiasts, and Undergraduates in Universities across Nigeria to come up with proposals and build software solutions to decide the best way to walk through museum exhibitions using Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality, to integrate Nigerian Art and History with digital solutions.
Using the technologies of their choice, Tech entrepreneurs and software developers are free to build their solutions across areas within the scope of the project, that would make an impact.
This innovation will be a great advancement for Nigeria, bringing growth development and change to the country.