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Capitoline Museums and Samsung: technology for museum communication
More in-depth news on the most important sculptures exhibited in the museum and on the paintings in the Pinacoteca Capitolina (Capitoline Picture Gallery) can be accessed on all smartphones equipped with NFC (Near Field Communication) technology.
Simply point your smartphone at the transparent card (tag), located next to the caption of the artwork or at its base, to load and display detailed information on the screen, with references to web pages for special topics of study or explanation of technical terms. Texts are available in both Italian and English.
This information system is particularly useful in the historical halls, where traditional printed signage is reduced for the presence of panels and totem poles.
Visitors who do not have a phone with these features can request one free of chargeat the ticket counter, by depositing an ID-card.
Samsung Electronics Italia, which oversaw the project in collaboration with the Sovraintendenza di Roma Capitale and Zètema Progetto Cultura, endowed the museum with smartphones for use of visitors.