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No electricity or power is needed. It only requires the User having Internet access and a QR-scanner installed. It works on all smart phones such as iPhones, Windows Phones, Androids, etc., and on all tablets. Please contact us if you have any problems - press here

To scan a QR code you must have a QR reader/scanner (which can be downloaded for free) on your smartphone.  The plastic sign at the statue will contain a QR code and then you just scan it and the statue will talk to you.


By swiping the NFC chip and scanning the QR code, the system will be activated, and the User will receive a call from the statues in front of him/her. The User then has to decide if he/she wants to receive a phone call from e.g. Gandhi, who will then talk in a pre-recorded message about himself and his story. 


Want to test it? - The sign below is active!

The sign below is from our New York Project and you will hear Peter Stuyvesant talk. In order to test it, you need to download a QR scanner on your smartphone, if you don't already have one already. Otherwise, visit Google Play or iTunes, you will find many different versions there for free. When you have a QR scanner on your phone you simply scan the code below to see how it works. In the case below Peter Stuyvesant speaks both Dutch and English and you have to choose!

Pass a Talking Statue: your phone rings. And it's Christopher Columbus on the line... or Abraham Lincoln, Joan of Arc... or Elizabeth Cady Stanton...You just need to download this app and then walk close to a talking statue and it will call you up and talk to you!

The app maps all the Talking Statues and you will also find background information about the statues with text, video and assignments for students. You can also use this app to take selfies to share with your friends. And when you visit 10 talking statues you will receive a reward!

All features

• Navigate with Google Map and find the Talking Statues
• GPS activation of Talking Statues
• QR scanner for activation of Talking Statues with QR codes
• Background information about statues with text and video
• Selfie camera with share options
• Student assignments
• Discover local restaurants, museums, and activities that matter to you

The Talking Statues project was started in Copenhagen in 2013 giving voices to statues through the use of modern technology. It is now running in Copenhagen, Helsinki, London, San Diego, Berlin, Dublin, Chicago, New York etc.

We hope you will enjoy using this app and wish you a fascinating journey.

If you dont want to download a QR scanner you will find a web address on the sign at the statue - you can also just the we address into your smartphone browser and then it will work just as well. It is very easy...