memo Game – discover art through play
Kunsthalle Mannheim's new digital game "memo" takes children and young people on an analogue-digital adventure tour through the museum with the help of augmented reality technology - embedded in an adventure story about the fictional characters Lethe and Thalia. Using their mobile phones or tablets, they can get to know masterpieces in the collection through play; works ranging from Max Beckmann to Ferdinand Hodler. These are digitally recreated as "tableaux vivants", so-called "living pictures". The manga-style, free adaptations only become visible by means of augmented reality technology when face to face with the originals. In a playful way, this sharpens the user’s eye for the original and its interpretation, motivating children to embark on a quest through Kunsthalle Mannheim.
“memo” is aimed at children and young people aged eight and over, and it can be downloaded free of charge from the Play or Apple store. Those who wish to can also obtain a device on loan at the Kunsthalle. A postcard set including all eleven masterpieces, as well as picture descriptions and avatar markers for use at home is also available for a nominal fee.
The AR app "memo" was developed by Kunsthalle Mannheim together with its digital partners Klangerfinder GmbH & Co KG and Glam Games Gbr, with generous support from the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung gGmbH and MFG Baden-Württemberg mbH.