Under the three-year partnership, Optus will bring 5G to the Art Gallery. Visitors will be able to enjoy fast download speeds throughout the gallery starting from 3 December when renovation of the gallery into a two-building art museum campus is complete.
Art Gallery of NSW director Michael Brand said Optus’ 5G technology will unlock enhanced experiences at the expanded building—from engagement with works of art and special commissions to children’s activities and learning spaces.
“The 5G technology provided by Optus means we are no longer just a physical space. Visitors will be able to use their devices to enhance their journey throughout the museum. This is the just the beginning of what we can achieve together over the next few years as technology and innovation meld with our delivery of the best art experiences in Australia,” Brand said.
“Bringing together art, tech and innovation, in some cases literally in the palm of a visitor’s hand through their smart device, will be a game-changer in making for a richer, far more immersive museum experience,” Optus managing director marketing and revenue Matt Williams said.
“Optus joins our family of sponsors, many of whom have supported us for over a decade. This partnership will see two iconic brands come together to deliver the best of both businesses to our visitors,” Art Gallery of NSW director of development John Richardson said.
The partnership will see Art Gallery as the first public institution to offer 5G access to visitors.
When the expanded Art Gallery opens in December, visitors will experience art right across the campus – indoor and outdoor – from the inaugural installations in the new building to the completely re-installed galleries in the existing building, including digital and video installations.
The Art Gallery collection will feature new art commissions that contribute to important global conversations of our time from our place here in the Asia Pacific.
“The in-building coverage that we will be installing will seamlessly integrate into the Art Gallery offering ultra-fast speeds, high capacity and lower latency. It is only fitting that the new state-of-the-art expansion is equipped with the latest next-gen technology and we are excited to be partnering with the Art Gallery to deliver this,” Optus vice president networks Lambo Kanagaratnam said.