A new guide service based on NFC (Near Field Communication) technology in smartphones has been launched for the exhibitions in the Pensive Bodhisattva hall and Gold Crown hall of the National Museum of Korea in Yongsan-gu, Seoul.
NFC is a short-ranged wireless communication technology like bluetooth and Wi-Fi. NFC allows two devices to exchange data when in close proximity to each other. Visitors can get information on the exhibits by putting a NFC-enabled smartphone near the NFC tags located next to the relics. The exhibits include the Pensive Bodhisattva (National Treasure No. 83) and the Silla Gold Crown (National Treasure No. 191). The service is available in Korean, English, Japanese, and Chinese. Users can also download photos of the exhibits to their smartphones, and share comments via SNS (Facebook, Twitter, etc.). The newly launched service is currently available on Android-based smartphones only.
Source: Korea Tourism