Augmented Reality App

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Program Name:
Augmented Reality App
Grant Type:
Cutting Edge
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Founded in 1961, Holocaust Museum Los Angeles (HMLA) is the first survivor-founded and oldest Holocaust museum in the United States. Its mission is to commemorate those who perished, honor those who survived, educate future generations, and inspire a more dignified humane world. HMLA holds the West Coast’s largest archive of Holocaust-era primary sources, spanning the 1700s through the 1960s. This collection is used in exhibits, guided tours, creative education programs, and public offerings to instruct on the important lessons of Holocaust history and to foster analytical thinking.


To develop an Augmented Reality App that features gallery-like areas with 360-degree views of museum objects, interactive features for further exploration, and a virtual docent to narrate the visit. By bringing the museum’s archive to life and connecting Holocaust history to current equity and racial justice issues, the app aims to make Holocaust education accessible to more students and inspire viewers to take a stand against hate.

Thanks to the generous grant from The Foundation, Holocaust Museum LA is able to develop an Augmented Reality App that will bring to life our unique collection of artifacts and survivor testimony and make Holocaust education innovative and accessible to students worldwide. The AR technology will connect the critical lessons of the Holocaust with current social and racial justice issues and empower the next generation to stand up to bigotry, hatred, and antisemitism.

Beth Kean
CEO, Holocaust Museum LA