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Photos: Museum of London plays tag with Nokia to give exhibits a mobile makeover

Ancient artifacts gets very modern NFC...
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Museum of London Eastward Ho! by Henry Nelson O'Neil

Ancient artifacts gets very modern NFC...

The Museum of London has fitted a selection of exhibits with tags to allow NFC-enabled phones to access more information about the museum's collection.

Tags have been added to 30 items within the museum's main site and the Museum of London Docklands, with tagged exhibits including the Lord Mayor's Coach and the painting Eastward Ho! by Henry Nelson O'Neil, seen here.

Visitors who own an NFC-enabled phone will be able to touch their phone to the tag and call up that item's page from Museum of London's website, which contains more information about the exhibit and photos.

The tags work by transmitting a short range radio signal to the phone which causes the handset to browse to the web page.

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Museum of London ornate gown dating from the 18th century

Here you can see the tag that has been added to an ornate gown dating from the 18th century that belonged to the daughter of the Lord Mayor of London.

A total of 90 tags have been placed around the two museum sites, with other tags allowing visitors to Like the museum on Facebook, follow it on Twitter and buy tickets for exhibitions.

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Museum of London NFC

This display of historic artifacts is another of the exhibits that has been fitted with NFC tags. A museum spokeswoman said that the tags are expected to be remain in place indefinitely.

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Museum of London NFC

The museum worked with mobile phone maker Nokia to add the NFC tags around the Museum of London's two sites.

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