The Tate Worlds App is Minecraft from an Art History Perspective

By: Rebecca Byers - Apr 23, 2015
References: tate.org.uk & theguardian
A new digital initiative from Tate, Tate Worlds is an ingenious app that melds the world of Minecraft with artwork from Tate's collection. The innovative app offers a totally new way to explore the Tate collection that borders on augmented reality.

The Tate Worlds app will feature several maps created through the partnership that are based on several pieces from the Tate collection. Throughout 2015, eight different games inspired by eight pieces will be released individually.

This unique application of digital technology and art history is targeted at children and is a clever and engaging ways to introduce kids to art. In particular, it's a great option for parents looking to provide kids with a video game that isn't at all centered around violence.