Smartify's New App Can Identify Pieces in Over 30 Museums

 - Dec 5, 2017
References: smartify.org & dezeen
It's common for guests of museums to stare at masterpieces while remaining completely unaware of the work's history or significance, so the creators of Smartify's new app was designed to identify pieces in museums.

The app uses a smartphone camera to analyze art work, and compares the image to a database that's comprised of work from over 30 museums including London's National Gallery, Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum and New York's the Met. After scanning an art piece, the user's screen will be populated with the artist's name, place of origin, year the piece was made and other contextual information.

Because the app is compatible with Smartify's online community, users can save their favorite pieces, to prompt the app to recommend other art works they may also like.