Dias museum Mossel Bay QR codes tour 2012Presentation Transcript
history-to-The history-to-digital interfaceA QR codes tour of theBartolomeu Dias Museum ComplexMossel Bay, South AfricaLaunch: International Museum Day, 18 May, 2011
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QR (Quick Response) Codes• Trademarked matrix (two-dimensional) barcodes• Invented (Japan, 1994) by Toyota’s Denso Wave to track vehicles during manufacture• Fast to read• Large storage capacity• URLs, V-cards, text, etc• Trackable“Unlike the old bar code that was designed to be mechanically scanned by anarrow beam of light, the QR code is detected as a 2-dimensional digital image bya semiconductor image sensor and is then digitally analyzed by a programmedprocessor. The processor locates the three distinctive squares at the corners ofthe image, and normalizes image size, orientation, and angle of viewing. Thesmall dots are then converted to binary numbers and validity checked with anerror-correcting code.” (Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QR_code
Pilot project: fifteen codes• The Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex http://www.visitmosselbay.co.za/play/museums-and- culture/item/422-bartolomeu-dias-museum-complex• The Post Office Tree http://www.visitmosselbay.co.za/play/museums-and- culture/item/6898-the-post-office-tree• The Maritime Museum http://www.visitmosselbay.co.za/play/museums-and- culture/item/421-maritime-museum• The Granary http://www.visitmosselbay.co.za/play/museums-and- culture/item/6906-the-granary• The Shell Museum http://www.visitmosselbay.co.za/play/museums-and- culture/item/420-shell-museum-amp-aquarium
• The Braille trail & field garden http://www.visitmosselbay.co.za/play/museums-and- culture/item/418-ethno-botanical-garden-amp-braille-trail• Dias’ spring http://www.visitmosselbay.co.za/play/museums-and- culture/item/6915-dias-spring• The caravel ‘Bartolomeu Dias’ http://www.visitmosselbay.co.za/museums-and- culture/caravel-bartolomeu-dias/• Local history collection http://www.visitmosselbay.co.za/museums-and- culture/dias-museum-complex-local-history-collection/• Live specimen display http://www.visitmosselbay.co.za/museums-and- culture/dias-museum-complex-live-specimen-display/
• Whale watching in Mossel Bay http://www.visitmosselbay.co.za/attractions/whale- watching-in-mossel-bay/• The Munros Hoek cottages http://www.visitmosselbay.co.za/museums-and- culture/the-munros-hoek-cottages/• The Mossel Bay Archaeology Project http://www.visitmosselbay.co.za/museums-and- culture/the-mossel-bay-archaeology-project/• The Malay graves http://www.visitmosselbay.co.za/museums-and- culture/malay-graves-at-the-dias-museum-complex/• Shipwrecks of Mossel Bay http://www.visitmosselbay.co.za/attractions/shipwrecks- of-mossel-bay/
The Post Office Tree
Brochure: 394 words http://www.visitmosselbay.co.za/play/museums-and-culture/item/6898-the-post-office-tree Web page: 665 words ... With space for more + Videos + Photos, etc.
International Museum Day• 18 May 2012: 35th International Museum Day• More than 30,000 museums in about 100 countries• Theme for 2012: ‘Museums in a Changing World. New challenges, New inspirations’“The theme invites museums and their visitors to think about the role ofmuseums in our society in an era of numerous changes: International MuseumDay 2012 is as much about museums growing and shaping their future, as it isabout displaying and interpreting new issues like climate change, new mediaor social responsibility.” (International Council of Museums)
Mossel Bay Tourism Dias Museum Complex deputy chairperson Ray Murray manager Mbulelo MrubataRay & Mbulelo cut the ribbon with Mossel Bay Tourism COO Marcia Holm
A Dias Museum Complex tradition: the Museum Day marketMuseum staff honoured during Museum Day for long service to government • AT THE LECTERN: Dias Museum management committee chairperson Harold Muller • HONOUREES FROM LEFT: Anita Marx: 40 years government service; Began 4 January 1971, joined the Dias Museum 1 November 1989 • Erna Marx: joined the Museum 2 January 1990 • Amanda Human: joined 26 January 1988 • Elize Levendal: joined 11 January 1988 • Tracey MacDonald: Began Government service 21 May 1991; joined the Museum 1 May 1998 • FRONT: Ria Kannemeyer: joined the Museum on 21 January 1988.
First international visitor to follow the tour Canada’s Patrick Kelly, travelling with his wife, Angela. Patrick: “Life is a journey. Let me help you unpack.”
1 Market Street,Mossel Bay Telephone: 0027(0)44 691 1067 www.diasmuseum.co.za Monday to Friday 09h00 - 16h45 Weekends and Public Holidays 09h00 - 15h45. Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.Download a pdf booklet about the Museums of Mossel Bay here:http://visitmosselbay.co.za/wp-content/themes/mbay/downloads/Museums.pdf
The Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex’s QR codes tour is sponsored byMossel Bay Tourism, a non-profit company largely funded by Mossel Bay Municipalitywww.visitmosselbay.co.zaSlide presentation by Martin Hatchuel / BarefootClients May 2012