Qatar Museums is committed to enhancing its digital presence and utilizing the latest technologies in the world of museums, in order to make art accessible to everyone. As a part of this important commitment, the National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) has recently partnered with Microsoft to launch the beta version of the NMoQ Explorer platform. This initiative marks a significant step towards achieving Qatar Museums' goal of providing an immersive and engaging experience for art enthusiasts and visitors alike.
What is the NMoQ Explorer?
NMoQ Explorer is an innovative digital platform that offers a virtual museum experience. This bilingual interactive platform provides access to NMoQ's vast collection in a novel mapping approach that connects objects to time and space, via a design that mirrors the museum’s immersive interactive experience for online visitors, allowing them to explore collections, galleries and maps seamlessly.
What does the platform offer?
NMoQ Explorer showcases objects from the collection through seamless movement and connectivity between the interactive maps and timelines, allowing visitors online experience through multiple channels. Furthermore, the platform offers an interactive map of Qatar’s archaeological sites, along with information on the relevant historical periods and a view of the objects found at the sites. This innovative tool employs artificial intelligence technology to support a newly developed classification system, which can be navigated via a search tool. Overall, NMoQ Explorer enables users to experience a seamless journey through time and space, as they explore the museum's collection.
The platform is currently divided into five main sections:
This section of the platform features an extensive and diverse collection of valuable items that tell the story of Qatar throughout its history. Users can easily search for items by name and filter results based on time period, the location of their discovery and much more. The search is powered by artificial intelligence, which enhances its capabilities. This streamlined approach enhances the user experience and allows for quick and efficient navigation towards their desired information.