Definition of the Internet of Things
As a reminder, “The Internet of Things represents the extension of the Internet to things and places in the physical world.” [Src: Wikipedia]

The Museum’s missions to innovative solutions
– Protecting heritage:

Conserve, restore, protect, study and enrich their collections
· The Internet of Things facilitates this mission. Temperature and humidity sensors automatically report any abnormalities detected in the works.
· The heritage protection mission also involves anti-theft / anti-vandalism security. Motion, shock and vibration sensors report in real time any bad action on the artworks and, as far as possible, stop the disaster.

– Disseminating knowledge

Make the collections accessible to the widest audience, design and implement educational and dissemination actions aimed at ensuring universal access to culture:
· It is the very fiber of the internet! It should not be forgotten that the Web was the product of the work of CERN in Geneva in the early 1990s. The aim was to share the results of scientific research with as many people as possible.
· Beyond the exploitation of the media, it is also about creating new uses, exploiting new channels of communication more attractive like the smartphones of the visitors. The goal is to create interactivity between works and visitors.
“A renewal that goes through new forms of visits. On the 6th of July, Jean-Luc Martinez, director-general of the Louvre, observed that “tourism is changing”. “The question is not so much to increase the number of visitors [according to the DEPS, the Louvre retains in 2015 its position as the most frequented museum in the world with 8.7 million visitors although this number is decreasing compared to To 2014 (Ed)) than how to accommodate them and help them learn as much as possible from their visit. The key is to offer our visitors a more welcoming, accessible and generous Louvre, “he added.
Source: Ministry of Culture and Communication website

Can the IoT help the museum to fulfill its role? Yes!