Digitization in the museum of the future

Step by step to the smart museum

Directing visitor flows, intelligent lighting control, optimizing facility management: digitization offers museums a wide range of possible applications in all areas. However, only a few museums have so far taken advantage of the opportunities and possibilities offered by the new technologies. Now is the time to tackle digitization for the museum of the future.
Step by step to the smart museum

Digital transformation is to be understood as a journey that aims at a step-by-step improvement of operational processes and a new visitor experience. Together with its partners Lufthansa Industry Solutions (IT services) and M-Way Solutions (mobile device management), the TLD planning group offers custom-fit, individual solutions for all the needs of museums and cultural institutions. This makes processes in museums considerably more efficient and opens up new dimensions for the visitor experience.

Focus on lighting

Energy savings

In addition to energy savings potential of over 50 percent, conversion to LED technology offers great opportunities in exhibition design and significant added value in facility management. Innovative LED lighting systems allow new degrees of freedom in the design of the exhibition thanks to their precise light control and adjustable color temperatures. The lighting infrastructure can be expanded to become the backbone of the Internet of Things (IoT). For example, luminaires provide data on air quality over time, room utilization and illuminance. The previously personnel-intensive, legally required testing of emergency and special lighting can be replaced by IT-based and documented monitoring.

Focus exhibit

Audio Guide 4.0

Whether as an app on the visitor's smartphone or integrated into the existing media guide solution. Asset tracking enables precise localization of the guides in the exhibition. The visitor is thus offered a continuous, personalized guided tour. The visitor can already compile this tour before visiting the museum.

Automated inventory and location tracking
When exhibits are equipped with electronic labels (tags), they can be recorded and their current location determined. These tags also transmit additional data such as temperature and humidity.

Theft prevention

Automated location determination makes theft of exhibits much more difficult. If an exhibit is moved and leaves a previously defined area, an alarm is triggered.

Focus on facility

Directing visitor flows / guidance systems
Intelligent indoor navigation and dynamic wayfinding systems can be used to control the visitor load while significantly enhancing the individual visitor experience.

Asset management

Automated recording of current storage or locations opens up a wide range of possibilities - from inventory at the push of a button to the optimization of workflows in the museum. The technical basis is a localization system that can determine the position of every object in the building. For this purpose, the existing LED lighting infrastructure can be expanded into a BLE mesh network and used as the most cost-effective real-time location system.

Reducing energy consumption: LED lighting systems and their optimized control significantly reduce a building's energy consumption. In addition, the networking and intelligent control of the technical building infrastructure facilitates maintenance work and allows further savings, e.g. in heating costs.

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