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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Wireless connectivity enriches visitor experience, throughout Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

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Background
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum houses one of Europe's great art collections. It is amongst the top three free-to-enter visitor attractions in Scotland and one of the most visited museums in the United Kingdom, outside of London.

Seeking to enhance the visitor experience, The Museum realised that the provision of guest Wi-Fi, was a key deliverable and would also enable the Museum to introduce the delivery of digital content and allow visitors to keep up to date with world events as they enjoy a world-class attraction.

Solution
Glasgow Life engaged with Boston Networks to provide a professional consultancy service on the best approach to design and deploy a wireless solution throughout, primarily, Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery.Glasgow Life also required the solution to have the scalability to develop, across the city, to provide a simple and single login for Wi-Fi access throughout key venues and attractions.

Following a thorough survey of the Museum, Boston Networks designed and deployed a reliable, high-performance Wi-Fi infrastructure. With integrated security, the resilient network lets guests self-register for onsite Wi-Fi through a dedicated portal and safely browse the web.

David Scott, Digital & New Media Curator, Glasgow Museums states:
Boston quickly gauged our needs at Kelvingrove Museum, and offered us a solution that would meet both our current and future needs. They’ve delivered a solution that provides a simple end user experience and a robust resource for providing interpretation for mobile platforms.

Benefits
The Museum is continuously developing content for mobile consumption and the new wireless network has paved the way for the Museum to launch its new visitor Digital Tours and Treasure Hunts.

With the introduction of Wireless connectivity, Kelvingrove visitors, of all ages, can now access the network and download interactive tours and treasure hunts. The content surrounding exhibits truly enriches the visitor experience and can turn their mobile device into personal tour guides.

Furthermore, the solution delivers a great level of scalability for Glasgow Life to expand the solution across multiple sites, when desired.

Maintenance and Support
Boston Networks continue to support Glasgow Life and the Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum with the provision of ongoing Maintenance and Support. With direct access to our dedicated help desk and Network Operation Centre, the museum receives premium vendor accredited support from our fully qualified engineering team.

Wi-Fi

Providing Free Guest Wi-Fi

Digital

Delivering Digital Content and Virtual Tours

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