MIA | Watson

Artificial intelligence is already used in business and industry, as well as medicine and administration. But in art and culture this development is just beginning. In addition to digital offers such as Augmented Reality or the exhibition app, we now offer our visitors a completely new experience: The PalaisPopulaire is one of the first institutions in Europe to use artificial intelligence for art education. MIA stands for “Museum Intelligent Assistant” and is based on cloud-based IBM Watson technology. After a pilot phase, MIA is now integrated into the museum's own app and provides background information on nine photographs in the “Time Present” exhibition via chat. MIA answers visitors’ questions in real time. You ask and MIA responds. Try it out!

Woman stands infront of MIA
By using the TimeMachine app on the smartphone, the outside view of the PalaisPopulaire is superimposed by an historical fassade

PalaisPopulaire TimeMachine App

Discover the history of the Prinzessinnenpalais with the help of Augmented Reality – follow the palace from its inception as the home of the Prussian royal family to its destruction during the Second World War, its reconstruction, the 60s and on to the PalaisPopulaire.

The "PalaisPopulaire TimeMachine" app takes the visitor on a virtual walk to extraordinary times in the history of the Prinzessinnenpalais. Via a GPS based map, the visitor is navigated to four different starting points inside and around the Prinzessinnenpalais. Once the AR icon appears, the visitor can switch to the Augmented Reality mode. The app switches to camera mode and the real environment is expanded with a genuine, detailed 3D model of the Prinzessinnenpalais from the past. The 3D model can be explored flexibly from any perspective, from near and far.

The app offers Berliners and tourists alike a unique opportunity to engage with the Palais and Berlin’s history in an innovative way. A thrilling experience with surprising features – history 2.0!

Available for free in the App Store and from Google Play




PalaisPopulaire App

The PalaisPopulaire app for smartphones is multimedia accompaniment for your visit. With the app you can discover art, culture, and sports in diverse ways. Integrated in the app are various audio guides for adults and children that can be used with the free WLAN inside the building. They provide a great deal of information geared to specific age groups and graphically explain the background. Text, audio, and video information on specific artworks can be accessed individually by entering a number. The calendar function gives detailed information about our art, culture, and sports program and enables you to easily store dates in your own calendar

Available for free in the App Store and from Google Play



The PalaisPopulaire app on a smartphone