QR codes, beacons and cutting edge tech help museums light up the past

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Many museums may be focused on the past, but they are increasingly using the latest technology. The Stedelijk museum in Amsterdam is filled with gorgeous historical artifacts, but it is continually using QR codes and other forms of cutting edge technology to be able to share the importance of each of those items. The museum’s director and curator, Willem Sandberg was the first to introduce audio tours in 1952. Although recorded audio tour technology was the very latest thing and had never before been used in the museums of 1952,…

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