Inspired digital exhibitions for your collections

Trusted by over 100 cultural institutions

From heritage sites to museums, galleries, libraries, and archives, all around the world.

Virtual Tours

By humanists, for humanists

What inspired you?

Being a humanist or art and heritage worker is hard work. Why do we stick with it? Early on we were inspired by something–and it’s our turn to pass it on.

Between securing funding, department downsizing, and an increasingly competitive job market, working in the humanities is tough. We can’t solve all those problems, but we can help your institution build a sustaining community of lifelong learners that fall in love with your collections the same way that you first did.

Online exhibitions used to be expensive for custom solutions that were buggy, built in the 90s, and never really did what we needed them to.

We would write 5-6 figure grants for technologies that we couldn’t use as a tool for engaging our visitors. What inspired us was mostly ignored when it was published on our in-house websites. But no more!

Digital companions to in-person exhibitions

Build a beautiful and professional digital exhibition to accompany your in-person exhibition in your space. Publish in-depth interative narratives and metadata that don't fit into walltext.

Teaching materials and lesson plans for educators

Transform your collections into a learning platform for educators at your institution and around the world with our lesson plan templates. Curate to match your school programming.

Virtual accessibility to your spaces and artifacts

Take visitors to places where they're unable to go--whether they're not wheelchair accessible, dangerous to visit, or otherwise. 3d print objects that can't be seen.

Members-only exclusive previews and virtual content

For your most important members, give exclusive access to sneak-previews and other online content that enhances their experience.

Automate creating social media content out of your exhibition

For your most important members, give exclusive access to sneak-previews and other online content that enhances their experience.

Build a virtual docent to handle the most basic questions

For your most important members, give exclusive access to sneak-previews and other online content that enhances their experience.

In practice


Guided Tour of the Tomb of Queen Meresankh III

Giza Project, Harvard University

Virtual Field Trip to Luxor Temple

Chicago House, University of Chicago

St Catherine's Monastery and Mount Sinai Tour

St Catherine Foundation

Library Collection

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Distinctive Collections

Villa Romana del Casale

Ministero della Cultura, Italy

Venus Pompeiana Project

University of Missouri

See us in the Press

American Research Center in Egypt

Thanks a million! ARCE is super proud to announce that the Tomb of Menna (TT69) virtual tour received 1M views! We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their interest in this initiative. Make sure to check out ARCE's Virtual Tour of the Tomb via the link below

American Research Center in Egypt
American Research Center in Egypt
Minsitry of Tourism and Antiquities

#covid_19 is still bringing us together. The virtual #tour of tonight, a visit to the ancient #tomb of queen Meresankh III. CLICK the link below 👇 to EXPLORE from HOME.… Stay Home! Stay Safe! Sending love, blessings, and peace.

This is so amazing. I'll thread these tours tomorrow. Meresankh III is a personal favorite, so much joy to be able to visit virtually.

Buenos días, flipando en turbinas me hallo. Espectacular visita virtual a una tumba egipcia en la necrópolis tebana. Yo no pasaría el Lunes Santo sin echarle un vistazo a esto.

دي اعظم حاجة الوزارة عملتهالنا بجد 😍😍😍😍ياريت بقى مقبرة نڤرتاري كمان❤️❤️❤️❤️

Matterport at Luxor Temple

Bring your spaces to (virtual) life

Do you have a space that you’d like digitized? Reach out to us for a free conversation about how to create the digital version of your space.

When relevant, visitors love 3d content. Exhibitions that include a 3d component provide resources that are more actively used by their communities.

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Integrates with your existing technologies

No need to reinvent the wheel. We’ve been around the block enough times to integrate with a slough of museum- and humanities-specific technologies.

International Image Interoperability Framework
Internet Archive
Gallery Systems

Frequently asked questions

Can’t find the answer you’re looking for? Reach out to our customer support team.

Is Mused open source technology that can be included in my grant proposal?
Yes, Mused is free, open-source software that is available on GitLab to fork, modify, and contribute to.
How long does making a virtual tour take, and how do I schedule scanning at my museum or heritage site?
The time required for 3d scanning varies by the size and complexity of the space but is sped up by several factors with recent advancements in 3d laser scanning technology. You can have more specific details and request to schedule scanning at your heritage site by reaching out to our 3d scanning team with an email to [email protected].
How long can I keep my exhibition displayed on Mused, and what happens when I want to turn it off?
You can continue to display your exhibition on Mused for as long as needed for your project. When you wish to turn it off, you can archive the entirety of the exhibition with an open source solution or retain a public copy on
Do I fully own all of my data on Mused?
Yes, you reserve all rights to all of your data on the Mused platform, and it is never used anywhere other than your exhibition.
Where is the funding for Mused coming from?
Mused is developed out of projects funded by institutions such as the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Andrew J. Mellon Foundation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, and others for museums and heritage sites around the world.

Start creating and inspire your visitors

Don’t let your online exhibitions be ignored any longer–make them a vital and important part of your digital strategy.

Connect with your visitors and build your community around your collections.

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