OTTAWA, Nov. 9, 2011 /CNW/ - The Canadian War Museum has launched a free
mobile application that invites iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad users
anywhere in the world on an interactive tour of over two dozen of the
Museum's most notable features and artifacts.
Owners of these popular handheld devices can use the mobile application
to obtain one-stop access to information about the Canadian War Museum
from anywhere in the world. The tour showcases 28 Museum features and
artifacts, including objects that bring to life some of the monumental
events in Canada's military history. Each stop includes images and a
short audio commentary. Visitors can also take a fun quiz to test their
"The Museum has a mandate to preserve and present our national military
history," said James Whitham, Acting Director General of the Canadian
War Museum. "The new mobile application enhances the experience not
only for our visitors, but provides access to the artifacts and stories
within the Museum to Canadians from coast to coast to coast."
The application also provides all the information needed to plan a visit
to the War Museum, including interactive floor maps and information
about hours of operation, admission fees and public services. Visitors
can now use their mobile devices to learn more about key areas such as Memorial Hall and Regeneration Hall, as well as important artifacts like Major General Isaac Brock's tunic
and the collection of pictures painted on the front of Second World War
aircraft, also known as "Nose Art".
The application was developed by the War Museum with the assistance of
Tristan Interactive, a Canadian company specializing in multimedia
tours using mobile technologies.
"We are proud that the Museum chose Tristan's state-of-the-art
technology to help their visitors better understand Canada's past,"
stated Chris McLaren, CEO of Tristan Interactive.
Users can download the application for free from iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/canadian-war-museum/id476696052?ls=1&mt=8.
The Canadian War Museum is Canada's national museum of military history.
Its mission is to promote public understanding of Canada's military
history in its personal, national, and international dimensions.
For more information visit www.warmuseum.ca. Follow us on http://twitter.com/CanWarMuseum
SOURCE Canadian War Museum
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