Exploring America’s Presidents Via An App

Americans often learn about our nation’s Presidents through visits to monuments or in the pages of history books.

Now the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery is taking a different approach and offering an inside look at its collection of presidential portraits in digital form! A new app called America’s Presidents for iPad ($4.99) offers an inside look and supplemental information on the Portrait Gallery’s iconic American Presidential Collection.

While the app can serve as an enriching experience on its own, it’s also meant to be a guide to those visiting the museum. “These galleries are all equipped with public Wi-Fi,” explained National Portrait Gallery Associate Director Nik Apostolides, “So if you come down with your iPad we wanted to make sure that as you walked around and looked at the portrait of President Kennedy, you could also use your iPad to explore even more content than we are able to show in the label text next to the painting.”

Click here to visit The National Portrait Gallery’s website.

Look for Michelle Stark’s report on this during WHNT News 19 at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25th.



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