AAR Launches on the Free Bloomberg Connects App

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Explore the American Academy in Rome at your fingertips on Bloomberg Connects.

Thanks to generous support from Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Academy has launched its presence on Bloomberg Connects, a free app for mobile devices that provides users with digital experiences at leading cultural institutions on both sides of the Atlantic. AAR is the first cultural institution in Italy to become a Bloomberg Connects partner.

Download the app here and start exploring.

The Academy’s presence on Bloomberg Connects will give users unique glimpses inside Fellows’ studios, exclusive commentary on exhibitions, and special presentations of rare books in the Arthur & Janet C. Ross Library. You can even hear the soft bubbling of the Paul Manship fountain in the Cortile. Video and audio clips, an interactive map, and photographs from the Institutional Archive are among the highlights.

AAR on Bloomberg Connects provides a welcome to the Academy for newcomers and ample offerings even for long-time members of the community. Additionally, the app will be integrated with events in real time including Regeneration, our spring exhibition, and enhance the in-person experience of visitors—quickly look up an artwork on the app to learn more than what can fit on a regular wall label.

We believe in the deep possibility of encounters. Through this virtual platform, the Academy has the potential to strengthen our relationships to current audiences and create connections with new publics. Click or tap this link on your mobile device (either phone or tablet) to download Bloomberg Connects from the Apple Store or Google Play. Then find the Academy’s guide and begin your mobile experience.

Press inquiries

Andrew Mitchell

Director of Communications

212-751-7200, ext. 342

a.mitchell [at] aarome.org (a[dot]mitchell[at]aarome[dot]org)

Maddalena Bonicelli

Rome Press Officer

+39 335 6857707

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