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

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Art Institute of Chicago: Closer

The Art Institute of Chicago has thousands of works of art on view—each with their own stories to tell. The AIC developed an iOS mobile application, Closer, to help bring these stories to life. The app was built on the TAP platform. The initial result is an elegant interface highlighting ten artworks in the museum's renowned collection of modern art and eventually encompassing other collections. Each artwork includes a range of multimedia materials including zoomable imagery, object information, multi-page stories, and share features. Closer provides an informative and engaging experience for visitors while offering a flexible design for expanding content.