• Android, iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 16+
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About Smartify

Smartify is an app that allows users to instantly identify artworks and access information about them, by simply scanning them with a smartphone. Smartify is available for free to download on iOS and Android devices.

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What is Smartify?

The Smartify app is an innovative platform that offers users the opportunity to scan and identify artworks, providing them with information about the piece and its creator. The app has an extensive database of artworks, including pieces from renowned galleries and museums around the world. Smartify provides users with detailed information about the artwork’s history, significance, and artist’s background.

The app also offers audio guides, augmented reality experiences, and the ability to save favorite artworks for future reference. The Smartify app is a convenient and accessible way to learn more about artworks and their creators while visiting museums or exploring art galleries.

Smartify: How it works

Smartify’s aim is ever so simple: point your iPhone at an object of art in a gallery or museum and its intelligent image recognition technology will try to identify the picture and give you more information about it. This sounds great, but implementation is limited. The museum/gallery you are attending needs to sign-up for the service, in exchange for which they’ll gain access to info about what people do and see at that location.

Smartify works at the Louvre in Paris; the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam; and the Wallace Collection in London. Can't visit one of those? The image recognition inside the app is so good that when you point your iPhone at a postcard image of a piece held by one of these collections you'll get all the information about it.

The app provides users with detailed information about the piece they're looking at, as well as recorded interviews with the artist. The aim is to offer a more human story, rather than the dry descriptions typical of audio guides and catalogues.

Smartify is already in use in over 30 of the world's major galleries and museums, including the National Gallery in London, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, The Met in New York and LACMA in Los Angeles.

Is Smartify app free?

Smartify is a free art identifier app for iOS and Android devices to identify artworks and artists.

How to download Smartify app?

You can download the free SMARTIFY mobile app for a self-guided tour of our Permanent Collection.

  • Go to the Apple App Store or Google Play store to download SMARTIFY.
  • Open the app and hold your phone’s camera up to a portrait to “scan” the work of art.
  • Learn about your favorite portraits now or save information and images for later.

Tours are available in English and Spanish

Bottom Line

Smartify is a powerful tool that can help you learn about art, appreciate its beauty, and discover its hidden meanings.

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