We are so excited that our entire art collection has been added to the Meridian App for Apple and Android mobile devices! Select a work of art, and the app provides still images, text information on the background, inspiration and significance of each work, and at selected stations, video and audio clips featuring its artists.
For the New York subway stations with wireless Internet connectivity, the app also provides turn-by-turn directions at select large stations to the precise locations of the art works. This indoor-navigation feature will continue to develop as the MTA adds cell and data service throughout the MTA network.
The app is built by Meridian Apps, a firm specializing in place-centered apps that offer spatial navigation for museums, convention halls, stadia and large stores. Using the app, subway customers can enjoy the same experience as museumgoers at some of the most prominent institutions around the world that have partnered with Meridian for special museum-specific apps, including the American Museum of Natural History.
Put our entire art collection in the palm of your hand! (And finally find out more information about the little bronze guys in the 14th Street Station. You know the ones.)