The general idea is to use an interactive map— similar to the pokestop system in the pop-culture phenomenon Pokemon GO! —to guide smart phone users on a tour through Wilmington that encourages exploration of many of the city's cultural centers.

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What is the best way to engage the public in traditionally academic topics such as history and art? 

The short answer is to create an app. The Art Conservation Department at University of Delaware came to this conclusion while working with the N.C. Wyeth Foundation to try to increase awareness for the artist N.C. Wyeth and his deeply rooted connection to Wilmington Delaware and other cities and towns all over the American North East.