1. Attract more visitors.
Particularly, the new generation. AR technologies can attract people and encourage them to visit museums and galleries because you provide a completely new experience of learning, which is also a lot more entertaining than before.
2. Bring exhibitions to life.
Resurrect ancient animals and famous historical characters. If you have an exhibition dedicated to prehistoric creatures, wouldn’t it engage the viewers more if they could see not only the remains but a specimen brought back to life.
3. Provide play-and-learn experience.
Give your visitors a chance to hunt, scavenge and explore with a Pokémon Go-like application. It is a highly engaging way to learn many things about animals and plants native to a particular area.
4. Renovate the place.
Get rid of all those wooden panels and labels with hard-to-read texts that cannot cover all the aspects of an exhibit. You cannot crack open an antique radio just to show how it works. But, using an augmented reality app, building an animated 3D model is a piece of cake.
5. Let them see how it was before.
Recreate historical events and structures. Let your visitors see how a city or its part evolved throughout history. Augmented reality can allow them to see things that have long been gone.
6. Keep them posted.
Inform people. Using the location-based AR features, you can send various notifications to people with your app. Are they leaving or walking by? Why not inform them about the events you’re going to hold in the future?
7. Make regular updates to maintain interest.
What can you do with that old sword in the showcase? You could leave it there and hope that more people would like to come and look at it. But, with the help of augmented reality, you can come up with new ways of interaction on a regular basis. That will help you bring back those who had already been to your museum or gallery.
Ultimately, each of those ways works as an attraction booster because you appeal to that part of the audience that places entertainment above many other things and would not probably visit your “standard” type of museum.
Also, by updating your AR application from time to time, you can increase the flow of the visitors even more.