Mark Twain Boyhood Museum to be home to new technology including QR codes

Mark Twain Boyhood Museum

Though Mark Twain is roughly 100 years late to experience the advent of QR codes, his childhood home in Hannibal, Missouri, will have plenty of them around. The Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum has announced that it will be using the codes to give visitors a more interactive experience. The codes will be accompanied by a number of touch screen displays that contain information about the prolific writer and lecturer. Given Twain’s fabled love for science and technology, the codes seem to be a good fit. The initiative is…

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Sharing your art experience with virtual notes

The art world is becoming entangled with technology. As mobile devices become an integral part of society, art institutions steeping themselves in technology in an effort to better connect with their audience. To this end, more museums are opting to incorporate QR codes in their exhibitions. Many have found that this has transformed traditionally melancholy galleries into a full-fledged interactive experience. The codes have found their way to Edinburgh’s National Museum of Scotland, where more than 70 items have been labeled with a code. Alison Taubman, the principal curator of…

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What do art and QR codes have in common?

Dayton Art Institute has started using QR Codes with some of their artist’s exhibits. Only a few other museums across the U.S. are using them at this time. The QR Codes were incorporated with the art exhibits last year; they estimated that about 10 percent of the four thousand visitors used them. The Dayton Art Institute began in 1919 and has grown to be one of the nation’s finest (mid-sized) art museums. The museum now has over 26 thousand objects that cover over a five thousand year history of art.…

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