FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 11, 2022
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The Japanese American National Museum Launches a New Digital Guide on Bloomberg Connects
LOS ANGELES, CA – August 11, 2022 – The Japanese American National Museum (JANM) is proud to announce the launch of the Museum’s new digital guide on Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and cultural mobile app created by Bloomberg Philanthropies.
The Museum’s digital guide features visitor information, current exhibitions, upcoming events and public programs, educational resources, membership opportunities, media arts, and online projects. Onsite and virtual visitors can use the digital guide to learn more about JANM, plan in-person visits, and listen to the audio tour of Common Ground: The Heart of the Community.
“Our partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies streamlines visits to JANM. Our new digital guide on the Bloomberg Connects app will enhance on-site visitors’ experiences, encourage visitors from afar to visit JANM, and connect us to a global network of museums and cultural institutions,” said Ann Burroughs, President and CEO.
The Museum’s digital guide is one of the newest additions to the Bloomberg Connects app, which features guides to over eighty world-class cultural and humanities institutions, museums, galleries, sculpture parks, gardens, and cultural spaces. The app, part of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ longstanding commitment to supporting digital innovation in the arts, is available for download from Google Play or the App Store.
Bloomberg Connects is a passport to culture all in one app and allows users to explore institutions during in-person visits, or anytime from anywhere. JANM’s digital guide gives Bloomberg Connects users the opportunity to discover how Japanese Americans have strengthened US democracy, impacted arts and culture, and brought diversity and equality to America.
Click here to download the free app or scan the below QR code.
About the Japanese American National Museum (JANM)
Established in 1985, JANM promotes understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Japanese American experience. Located in the historic Little Tokyo district of downtown Los Angeles, JANM is a hybrid institution that straddles traditional museum categories and strives to provide a voice for Japanese Americans as well as a forum that enables all people to explore their own heritage and culture. Since opening to the public in 1992, JANM has presented over 70 exhibitions onsite while traveling 17 exhibits to venues such as the Smithsonian Institution and the Ellis Island Museum in the United States, and to several leading cultural museums in Japan and South America. For more information, visit janm.org or follow us on social media @jamuseum.
About Bloomberg Philanthropies
Bloomberg Philanthropies invests in 941 cities and 173 countries around the world to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people. The organization focuses on five key areas for creating lasting change: Arts, Education, Environment, Government Innovation, and Public Health. Bloomberg Philanthropies encompasses all of Michael R. Bloomberg’s giving, including his foundation and personal philanthropy as well as Bloomberg Associates, a pro bono consultancy that works in cities around the world. In 2021, Bloomberg Philanthropies distributed $1.66 billion. For more information, please visit bloomberg.org or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn and Twitter.