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Out in March: feel the good old times when visiting the marvelous Domaine de Chantilly.

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Would you be captivated by the idea of travelling back to the XIX Century and seeing with your own eyes how the French aristocracy lived back in the day?

Would you like to spot first hand a few noble people intent on walking around the gardens with all those sumptuous, uncomfortable dresses? Or take a peek of them eating their delicious food? Or maybe you would even love to be involved in a conversation with a Duchess!

Very sorry, although that part would be great, it’s just not possible... yet. What is very much possible instead is to admire a real princely residence, see exactly what it looked like, from the disposition of the furniture to the art displayed. Where can all of this be discovered? In France, of course! Not too far from Paris, heading North.

Today we talk about the Domaine de Chantilly, a new entry in the CloudGuide community; this marvelous castle and it’s gardens, covering more than 115 hectares of land (the French- style one, the Anglo- Chinese and the English Garden) represents one of the finest cultural heritage in the Country.

We owe the actual magnificent of the Domaine to the Duke of Aumale, which inherited the place from his godfather when he was only 8 years old. Later in his life he dedicated himself to the military career, carrying with him the personal motto “I will wait”.

He definitely waited and, as the great collector he was, he brought to the castle (that meanwhile had been destroyed and rebuilt) all the precious art works he assembled during the many years.

Having him lost his sons, he decided to leave the property to the Institut de France, as long as they would allow people to visit the Condé museum and the collection inside. The painting collection, for example, is almost as big as the one of the Louvre. Highlight: The Three Grace, by Raphael!

Straight out of a fairytale, the Domaine de Chantilly is waiting to be discovered in real life and on the CloudGuide App.



For the 2nd year, CloudGuide receives support from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport.

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Thanks to the support for the modernization and innovation of cultural and creative industries through digital and technological projects from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain, CloudGuide is developing for the second year in a row the Big Data project. This project not only aims to create audience studies based on the behavior of visitors within each participating institution, but in addition, analyze the behavior of visitors in Spanish cultural institutions at both a national and international level.  


The fundamental objective of this project is to provide cultural institutions (museums, monuments and governments) with a digital tool that can be used to better understand visitors in a quantitative and qualitative way as well as offer a proactive solution to an ongoing obstacle facing institutions today - how to better improve their visitors experience. With this report, all participating institutions will receive a personalized study of their audience, containing more than 70 different variables designed to specifically fit the needs for cultural institutions who want to gain a deeper insight on the behavior of their visitors and improve their overall experience inside and outside of their institution.  



Growing our team for rapid expansion !

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After the amazingly successful 2018, we kicked off the new year with fresh new additions to our team in order to strengthen our global presence. To support our international expansion, we’ve added more than 5 additional members to our team in the last few months, whom will be joining us in our Barcelona office. It only makes sense to grow the CloudGuide family to support our rapid growth in the last year and to help us continue expanding our presence as the leading app for museums and cultural institutions. With several exciting new challenges and additional features in the works, we are excited to be joined by a group of determined, proactive and hardworking people.

Here is to an exciting future!



CloudGuide app - The official application for the ‘Architectural Ceramics in Europe’ project.

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On February 7th 2019, The National Museum of Ceramics and Decorative Arts "González Martí" in Valencia, Spain introduced CloudGuide as the official application for the ‘Architectural Ceramics in Europe’ project. This project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union regroups information about over 150 buildings with applied ceramics across 22 European countries.

There is so much historical connection between European architecture and ceramics, one that tells a story and still to this day, plays a prominent role in the everyday life of people. A material that has been used in a variety of historical-cultural contexts, as well as for its decorative and architectural purpose to the use of its expression of traditions, lifestyles and social or economic behaviors. This can also be due to its characteristics and design possibilities, which explains why this material has been used in such a diverse and global way throughout history.

Through the CloudGuide app, the project results are now made accessible to a worldwide audience. One that allows any user to discover ceramics according to its cultural, historical, technical and artistic aspect by connecting museums, architects and designers across different European countries. No need to travel across 22 countries to immerse yourself in the world of ceramics, just download the CloudGuide app and discover the impressive results uncovered during this project.



CloudGuide experiences exponential growth with +400 cultural institutions joining in 2018 !

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To say that 2018 was a busy year at CloudGuide is not doing it justice... In just under a year, we have successfully doubled the amount of cultural institutions that have joined the CloudGuide app. And In 2018 alone, more than 400 museums and galleries from around the world have joined the CloudGuide platform.

Wondering how we have grown to become one of the largest digital community in the world ? CloudGuide is a global tourist app for smart sightseeing, uniting all cultural institutions and tourist attractions into one app using only official content (guides & tours) while continuously promoting comfortable, easy and smart travelling. Since 2013, our mission is to help institutions from around the world spread their knowledge and legacy through different digital channels. As well as create a much more interactive experience between institutions and their visitors providing them with a global channel of communication and a new way of approaching culture, travel and sightseeing.

Some of the benefits gained when joining the community include increased visibility, audience engagement inside and outside of institutions, better understanding of visitors as well as a continuously growing network effect. So what are you waiting for ? Get in touch with us and find out some of the endless amount of benefits when joining the CloudGuide community today.



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