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Why use Smartify?

Engage and understand your audiences

Smartify is a social enterprise working with art venues and artists to make art accessible and exciting for all.

Tours

Craft engaging narrative content - no technical skills required. We give you a suite of easy-to-use tools that allow you to weave collections, social platforms and the rest of your content together in compelling ways. Drop in embedded interactives such as video, audio, 3D scans and maps.

Tours

Know your audience

Measure engagement with analytics on audience demographics, visiting patterns, behaviours, trends and accessibility.

Know your audience

Donations

Build fundraising campaigns and membership programmes using targeted push notifications.

Donations

Promote your venue

Smartify is already used by hundreds of thousands of art lovers globally. List your venue and get noticed.

Promote your venue

And it doesn't end there...

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Search and Access

Find what you’re looking for. Navigate by scanning; text search or with the keypad. Smartify is fully responsive and can be used on any modern devices and in any language.

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Adaptable Styling

Tailor the appearance of Smartify pages to suit your house style. Visitors are asked to ‘check-in’ or use geolocation to enter a custom venue experience while on-site while still benefiting from the breadth of Smartify when accessing content off-site.

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Augmented Reality (AR)

We don’t build gimmicks. AR is used strategically to create impactful engagements that weave together human-centered functionality and content.

“We believe mobile holds the key to unlocking new kinds of visitor experience [...] Smartify does that, and does it brilliantly, and we look forward to serving our audiences together.”

Chris Michael, Director of Digital, The National Gallery, London

“The cooperation between Smartify and the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts is important for involvement of Russian museums into the Global museum network.”

Vladimir Opredelenov, Deputy Director for IT (CIO), The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow

“Smartify is a great enhancement to our exhibitions and displays: it seamlessly ties together context, history and the artist's voice to provide a rich and interactive experience.”

Nick Sharp, Digital Director, Royal Academy of Arts, London

“We have noticed visitors of all ages using the app to delve more deeply into our exhibitions. Smartify serves our museum not only as an accessible educational resource, but also as an innovative approach to visitor engagement in the digital age.”

Natasha Egan, Executive Director, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago

“The technology being developed is as impressive as the attitude and determination of Smartify to respond constructively to the challenges we face and to present opportunities and solutions that are creative, based on integrity and intelligent analysis.”

Derek Purnell, Director of Public Engagement, The Wallace Collection, London

“Smartify’s product and service innovations are inspired by a detailed understanding of why and how people engage with art. Its design process embraces divergent creative thinking followed by fast, iterative prototyping and user-testing cycles to refine ideas.”

Ben Griffin, Innovation Lead for Design, at Innovate UK

FAQs

Does the app work with 3D objects and sculptures?

Yes! We work with all sorts of collections from historic houses with furniture or armour, to contemporary art projects and outdoor large-scale sculpture. Drop us an email and we'd be happy to talk about your needs.

Can we use Smartify for temporary exhibitions?

Short answer: Absolutely. At the end of the exhibiton you choose whether to unpublish the works or to allow visitors to save the information.

Do you own the copyright? How are you complying with copyright legislation?

Each venue, artist or estate which chooses to publish on the Smartify platform must clear the copyrights first. Smartify does not take any copyright for data shared on the platform. Inside the app we include a clear copyright message, use thumbnail images and nothing can be saved out of the app into the phone’s native gallery. The app does not require the user to take a photo but simply scans the environment. As a registered social enterprise with an educational mission, Smartify makes use of Open Data and data under Creative Commons Licence.

What do you do with data collected about app users?

Smartify users are not require to share personal data. Anyone can download and use the free app enjoy basic scan and identify features. For registered users, we take anonymised data to train our algorithm and help recommend new artworks, artists and exhibitions.

What is your business model?

In order to keep our app free for all, Smartify relies on annual membership from museum partners, in-app transactions, advertising and data sales to relevant arts organisations.

Get started for free. Smartify your venue.

  • Offer information in an interactive and fun way
  • Allow visitors to build, save and share virtual art collections
  • Measure impact with detailed analytics
  • Connect with visitors before, during and after the visit
  • Promote the venue and access target audiences globally
  • Data driven approach encouraging collaboration and audience sharing
  • Reduce friction around donations and shop purchases
  • Best user-experience based on feedback

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Live at some of the world’s best museums and galleries

See who’s already involved – there will be plenty more to follow…

Ben Uri Gallery

Ben Uri Gallery

London

The Bowes Museum

The Bowes Museum

Barnard Castle

British Library

British Library

London

EMST | National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens

EMST | National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens

Athens

Foam

Foam

Amsterdam

Freer | Sackler Galleries

Freer | Sackler Galleries

Washington DC

J. Paul Getty Museum

J. Paul Getty Museum

Los Angeles

Guildhall Art Gallery

Guildhall Art Gallery

London

Hepta Art Gallery

Hepta Art Gallery

Tehran

The State Hermitage Museum

The State Hermitage Museum

Saint Petersburg

House of St Barnabas

House of St Barnabas

London

Indian Heritage Centre - Singapore

Indian Heritage Centre - Singapore

Singapore

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Glasgow

Laguna Art Museum

Laguna Art Museum

Los Angeles

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Los Angeles

Mauritshuis

Mauritshuis

The Hague

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

Middlesbrough

Museo Correr

Museo Correr

Venice

Madre · museo d’arte contemporanea Donnaregina

Madre · museo d’arte contemporanea Donnaregina

Naples

Museo San Donato (MPSArt)

Museo San Donato (MPSArt)

Siena

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Chicago

National Gallery

National Gallery

London

The National Library of Wales

The National Library of Wales

Aberystwyth

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Kansas City

The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts

The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts

Moscow

Rijksmuseum

Rijksmuseum

Amsterdam

Rijksmuseum Twenthe

Rijksmuseum Twenthe

Enschede

Royal Academy of Arts

Royal Academy of Arts

London

Saatchi Gallery

Saatchi Gallery

London

Sculpture in the City

Sculpture in the City

London

Shangri La Museum

Shangri La Museum

Honolulu

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Washington DC

Spray Collection

Spray Collection

Paris

Tate Britain

Tate Britain

London

Louvre

Louvre

Paris

The Lowry

The Lowry

Manchester

The Met Cloisters

The Met Cloisters

New York

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York

The Mint Museum

The Mint Museum

Charlotte

Turner Contemporary

Turner Contemporary

Margate

Urban Nation

Urban Nation

Berlin

Waddesdon Manor

Waddesdon Manor

Waddesdon

The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection

London