UMAC is developing, in partnership with the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (Chendgu), an app for iOS and Android based on our World Database of University Museums and Collections.
See here some preliminary screenshots:
The aim is to make basic information about your museum, collection, botanic garden, science center, archive, library, etc, accessible for free in everyone’s phone so it can be can be even more visible and more visited.
But for that to happen, your museum or collection needs to be in the database and the information should be up-to-date.
Until 7 September 2019, UMAC is asking for university museums and collections around the world to upload updated information to our database in order to be included in the UMAC app pilot.
It’s easy. Here’s what you have to do:
1. Go to the UMAC World Database and search for your museum or collection.
2. If it’s there, check the information, particularly Opening Hours, Location (the map) and links. Insert any changes by pressing EDIT RECORD. Save your changes. Send a couple of nice photos (max. 2 M, with a very short caption and credits, preferably horizontal to email@example.com). And that’s it.
3. If it’s not there, press PARTICIPATE (left side menu) and CONTRIBUTE NEW COLLECTION. Follow the instructions. Then, send a couple of nice photos (max. 2 M, with very short caption and credits, preferably horizontal to firstname.lastname@example.org). Also that’s it.
4. No personal information (names or emails) will appear in the UMAC app.
5. If you have questions, find wrong or unreliable information (e.g. a museum or collection that no longer exists, was merged, etc), please email email@example.com.
The UMAC app is being developed by the Electronic Science and Technology Museum, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, under the coordination of Dr. Zhao Ke.