Manchester Art Gallery QR Codes

Manchester Art Gallery is trialling QR codes in its Remembering Slavery: Revealing History display. From 1-29 March visitors will be able to use their mobile phones to retrieve specially designed web pages. The pages invite visitors to submit comments on six works on show, and listen to and read poems and comments on some of the objects. More information on the display here.

Julian Tomlin (a freelance consultant who is undertaking a review of machine-readable technologies in museums) has extended an open invitation to go to the Gallery on Mosley Street, Manchester on Saturday 1 March when there will be advisors on hand to offer guidance and discuss your thoughts on this emerging technology.

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2 thoughts on “Manchester Art Gallery QR Codes”

  1. Give the NeoReader a try 🙂

    It is able to read and decipher all common non-proprietary 2D codes (Data Matrix, QR, Aztec, Maxi) as well as URL embedded 2D codes and all 1D UPC/EAN/Code 128 open source codes. The NeoReader supports direct and indirect code linking, which guarantees maximum interoperability with already existing platforms like 2D Data Matrix Semacodes, and Japanese QR links. This allows the user to click on a variety of codes with a single application installed on their mobile device.

  2. Thought you might be interested to know that I am an artist working with QR codes, and currently my work (along with other artists working in digital media) in an exhibition called Signals in the City at the Hannah Maclure Centre in Scotland.

    There is a press release at:

    Images of the exhibition are on my blog (which among other things explores qr codes in art practice) at:

    : )

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