TAP into Museums

TAP is a collection of free and open-source tools which support the creation and delivery of mobile tours.

About TAP What exactly is TAP?

TAP Applications Learn about the pieces of TAP?

IMLS Grant How the IMLS helped launch TAP

Case Studies See TAP in the wild

Get the Code

View the TAP CMS on GitHub IMAmuseum/tap-cms

View the TAP iOS App on GitHub IMAmuseum/tap-ios

View the TAP iPad App on GitHub IMAmuseum/tap-ios

View the TAP Web App on GitHub IMAmuseum/tap-web-app

Mailing List

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Balboa Park Online Collaborative

Marianela De La Hoz Heaven and Earth Exhibition

The first ever mobile web TAP tour, it was launched in November 2012 and features 5 audio stops, both in Spanish and English, for an art exhibition at the San Diego Museum of Art. Tour also available at the museum via iPod touch devices as well as via the museum’s mobile website.

The Human Beast

The Human Beast is a mobile web TAP tour featuring 14 audio stops for an exhibition at the San Diego Museum of Art. Tour also available at the museum via iPod touch devices as well as via the museum’s mobile website.

Behold, America!

Art of the United States from Three San Diego Museums. The Behold, America! mobile web TAP tour was developed by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in conjunction with the Balboa Park Online Collaborative. It is a multi-media tour for a collaborative art exhibition on view at the San Diego Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Timken Art Museum (November 10, 2012 through February 10, 2013). The mobile web TAP tour features a custom start page for the works on view at each museum and contains 45 multimedia stops containing, images, text, audio and video. The tour is also available at the MCASD and the San Diego Museum of Art via iPod touch devices. It is also available online at http://www.beholdamerica.com/mobiletour

The BPOC also shared their experience in creating a walking tour based on TAP in this blog post.