What is QRator?
QRator allows visitors to type in their thoughts and interpretations of museum objects and click ‘send’. Their interpretation becomes part of the object’s history and ultimately the display itself via the interactive label system to allow the display of comments and information directly next to the artefacts.
The project is powered by Tales of Things technology developed at UCL’s Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, which has developed a method for cataloguing physical objects online which could make museums and galleries a more interactive experience. QRator takes the technology a step further bringing the opportunity to move the discussion of objects direct to the museum label and onto a digital collaborative interpretation label, users’ mobile phones, and online allowing the creation of a sustainable, world-leading model for two-way public interaction in museum spaces.