Near field communication in museums
Imagine a museum with no tour guides, imagine a museum where you don’t need to ask questions or wonder what it is you are looking at. NFC makes this possible. Some museums around the world are employing NFC so that tourists and history buffs alike need online swipe their phone near a specially designed hot spot in front of the exhibit to be given a full tutorial and information on the things they are seeing in front of them. Of course, not everyone will have an nfc enabled phone by this point so I’m betting they will have an NFC device that they will hand out in the museum that will work essentially the same way. The following quote is from Big Think in an article about nfc in museums.
“NFC is even more convenient and faster than for example scanning a code or connecting via Bluetooth. All you need to do is tap your phone on the NRC chip which can be embedded in a sign beneath an object d’art in a museum, for example. The moment chip and phone are getting connected via NFC, the visitor might get an audio or video guide, a set of photos or texts related to the object.”
“NFC chips could also be embedded in signs outside of museums or galleries. If you visit a famous landmark you will usually find explanations in three or four languages on the signs, besides the local language and English those spoken by the biggest group of visitors. With NFC chips within those signs the explanations could be displayed on the mobile device in basically any language and there would be the possibility to offer further content like web links, photos or videos.”
As you can see here this technology would also apply excellently on famous landmarks as well.