AR Code technology & the future of Museums

Friday 5th of June 2020 08:39:29 AM |

In the past, QR codes have been used to link a website or verify the authenticity of products. AR Code makes this kind of technology even smarter, allowing customers to virtually explore a product or place.AR Code has developed a 3D visualization service to display photogrammetric 3D reproductions via an Augmented Reality rendering interface (iOS & Android devices).

How museums are leveraging innovative technologies

Museums serve numerous purposes, from education to cultural exchange to scientific advancement. These institutions are dedicated to preserving the past as they display objects and people they deem valuable, such as old technologies, cultures and objects, or representation of famous people.

To be relevant to younger audiences and for preserving the objects in their collections, museums should explore new technologies. Since the artifacts in the collection are expensive and fragile, these technologies should include ways to make them available online for viewing.

Although audio or video virtual tours can work well, augmented reality technologies will enable a more attractive and immersive virtual experience.

The future of museums in the age of Augmented Reality Codes

Among new technologies used to enhance the interactivity of museums, AR Code is a technology that promises to give access to immersive 3D experiences anywhere. Also known as the Augmented Reality Code, this personalized technology offers many practical applications in the cultural industry. It may be a bright idea to use it in museums, for interactive art works or with our new feature AR Portal to get access to a fully immersive museum tour from a brochure or a website.

The AR Code platform is a lightweight web service with advanced features such as tracking and teamwork. It is developed for professionals and fully customizable, allowing you to create, manage and track your AR experiences.

Using Augmented Reality Codes For Museums

Using AR Code, museums can enhance their exhibits by providing 3D animations or Augmented Reality videos that allow high-tech exploration of the works on display and easy sharing of the museum's AR content.

Using the AR Code, museums can boost the popularity of their collections and enhance their reputation while simultaneously promoting their virtual experiences beyond the museum walls to those who visit their museum’s website or see its advertisements.

For example, you can see a painting in detail without ever getting out of your living room. All you have to do is scan the AR Code (below), and you can immerse yourself with the 3D model or in a full-room museum experiences.

Have you ever wanted to get really close to a painting in an art museum? With augmented reality, it’s possible. You can view and interact with art from your living room as if you’re there in person.

Below is an augmented version of the Vincent van Gogh painting "Self-Portrait with Grey Felt Hat, 1887". This Augmented Reality experience has been created in a few click in the AR Code interface and its "AR Frame" feature.

AR Code photo Van Gogh

Here are examples of augmented reality codes with statues:

AR Code statue

AR Code museum

Otherwise, considering the current pandemic situation, AR Codes for a Virtual Reality tour of museum exhibits are useful to both the museum's owners and the visitor. AR is a great way to visit museums virtually, which also helps in protecting yourself from the virus that the world is fighting against.

To address this use case, we have developed the project AR Portal ( It allows you to create virtual 3D environments from 360 photos. Take a look at the example below:

AR Code Portal

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