Using QR Codes in Museums and Galleries

Since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of QR codes to check into businesses, venues and events (to assist in contact tracing) has become a simple process for most people.

QR codes can be used for multiple purposes such as directing a user to a web page or an application. In principle, they can also be used as an extension of a label in a museum or gallery, pointing a visitor to a web page for extended information about a physical object, a guest book or other digital content.

Historically, one of the biggest failings of QR code usage in museums was the need to download an app just to read the codes. However, most Android and iPhones now have ability to scan QR codes builtin as a feature of the phone. If your phone does not have a QR Code reader, there are a vast number of options available in app stores.