By Tina Lee
What is it?
QRator is an open authority project offering interactive experiences for visitors.
How does it work
QRator is a website based interactive system for better experiences. It developed a method for listing physical artifacts online which made museums and galleries in a more interactive way. QRator allows visitors and public to type in their thoughts and interpretations of the objects belonging to the Grand Museum of Zoology and the Museum of Brands. People could leave their questions or interpretations on Qrator’s website or through sixteen iPads attached to two museums. Once finished and click “send”, people’s interpretations will become the history of the objects. The comments will displayed via interactive system and ultimately appeare beside the artifacts. Thus, people could find their comments through the label beside the artifacts.
The main page of QRator.
What was the established authority?
The established authority of this project is the Museum of Brands and the Grand Museum of Zoology. The Museum of Brands joins the Grand Museum to have one step ahead for their visitors to have the ability to edit their thoughts of artifacts. The museums have the authority to identify people’s comments and choose top questions for visitors to answer. For instance, on the main page of QRator, museum staff choose several popular questions and images of artifacts for public to explore. People could easily access to the passed questions and enroll in current conversation.
QRator offers a range of questions of the museums to visitors. People could find conversation and questions on the main page of QRator or the iPads attached in museums. The Grand Museum offers a continual program for visitors to engaged in while provides a way to discuss past questions.
How is it open authority?
QRator is an open authority project because it allows visitors and public to post their questions, conversations and even debate on the website and ultimately become part of the history. Since the comments is featured on the label beside the object, anyone is allowed to leave their thoughts and interpretations to the artifacts. Public are also welcomed to enrolled themselves in passed questions while encouraged to raise new questions as well. Essentially, the goal of the museum is to help visitors to rethink museums is not a place for people to visiting and learning, but also creating and raising questions. Positioning the museums as a place of experimentation, conversation and debate.
Two authorized museums:
How does the crowd help?
The crowd are general public online or visitors who are welcomed to have a tour in their physical museums located in England. As the Museum of Brands featuring over 12,000 items, questions are sort by diverse of categories such as cutting class, climate casualties, really rare and unnatural. People are easily enrolled in questions by click on “What do you think?”.
Interactive, Museum, Artifacts, Interpretations, Ipads.
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Make History a 9/11 memorial museum that people could add their images or stories around the world.
Brooklyn Museum I like this museum especially it’s “Go” project is a typically open authority project that allows public to upload studio.
Chicago History Museum: the museum that Lori said:”if Chicago History Museum is not an open authority museum, I don’t know which museums is open authority museum.” People could do dozens of things in this museum such as take photos and “history your home” to help collections, etc.