Louis Armstrong House Museum Launches New Digital Guide

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Today the Louis Armstrong House Museum (LAHM) has launched a new digital guide to the free cultural app created by Bloomberg Philanthropies. the Bloomberg connects The app, available for download from Google Play or the App Store, makes LAHM accessible for onsite or offsite visits with photo, audio and video features offering insight into the offstage life of legendary musician, Louis.” Satchmo” Armstrong.

“We are thrilled to join the exceptional museum community organized by Bloomberg Philanthropies,” said Regina Bain, Executive Director of the Louis Armstrong House Museum. “Thanks to the support of Bloomberg, cultural institutions in New York and around the world can now share rare objects with our members and with new audiences. In addition to being an incredible musician, Louis Armstrong was an early adopter of new technologies. He would like our small but mighty House museum to be selected to join this first cohort of museum excellence.”

the Louis Armstrong House Museum supports and promotes the cultural, historical and humanitarian legacy of the artist and innovator Louis Armstrong preserving Armstrong’s home, providing access to the extensive archive, developing programs for the public, and engaging contemporary artists to create new work. What was once the private home of Louis and Lucille Armstrong—a New York City National Historic Landmark—is now a year-round museum.

LAHM is in the midst of an exciting physical and programmatic expansion, enhanced by the new Louis Armstrong Center, across from the historic house in Corona, Queens. Scheduled for completion in the spring of 2022, the Center will host a state-of-the-art exhibit curated by award-winning jazz pianist Jason Moran, house a 75-seat performance hall, and become the new venue for the Louis Armstrong Archives, the greatest of all jazz musicians.

The Armstrong Corona Campus will become a Queens-based hub for inspiration and learning, economic development and tourism. For local neighbors, the city, national and international visitors, the new campus will permanently establish Armstrong’s legacy as one of the most influential figures in American and world history.

Bloomberg Connects offers free digital guides to cultural organizations around the world. The app platform is part of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ long-standing commitment to supporting digital innovation in the arts. Bloomberg Connects makes it easy to access and engage with arts and culture from mobile devices while visiting in person, or anytime from anywhere. With dynamic content exclusive to each partner organization, the app provides a range of features including video, audio, text, expert commentary and orientation maps.

“The Louis Armstrong The Bloomberg Connects app’s House Museum page is a dream come true for any fan of the great Satchmo. If you’ve ever toured the Armstrong House, you can delve deeper into both the museum and our monumental archive to learn more about Armstrong’s life behind the scenes. And if you’ve never been to the Armstrong home, a few minutes on the Bloomberg Connects app will make planning your next visit to Queens a snap,” said Ricky Ricardo, Director of Research Collections at the Louis Armstrong House Museum. “It’s such an exciting opportunity to be able to share these treasures with Armstrong fans around the world and we’re grateful to Bloomberg Philanthropies for making this possible.”

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