QR Codes: Remembering Katrina

Beginning on October 26, the Louisiana State Museum will open an exhibit entitled, “Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond” that will tell the tale of Katrina and other storms that have made history in the Gulf Coast.

The exhibit, located in the heart of the French Quarter, will have damaged artifacts that were managed to be salvaged after the storm, in addition to videos that tell the tale of survival and rescue.

By using QR codes throughout the items on exhibit, visitors will be able to use their smartphones in order to link to more in-depth information. In addition, the QR codes will link to the exhibit’s Facebook page, where visitors can upload their own experiences and or thoughts. In turn, this will allow the exhibit to become a more interactive place, where visitors can get real-life stories of those who survived.

It seems as though more and more museums are jumping on the QR code bandwagon, linking the past with the present. If you’ve been to a museum where QR codes have been used, let us know where and how it affected your experience by commenting here, or on our Facebook or Twitter pages.