Interactive 2018

Civilisations Augmented Reality App

Made in collaboration between BBC Arts, BBC R&D, Nexus Studios, and 30 U.K. galleries and museums

BBC’s arts and culture series “Civilisations” aims to “find answers to fundamental questions about human creativity.” BBC “Civilisations” augmented reality app allows mobile users to become a part of that search. The first AR app from the BBC brings 40 artifacts to life in the palm of the user’s hand, from Egyptian mummies to Italian paintings, Native American masks to Pakistani sculpture. The “magic spotlight” feature brings up annotations and audio related to each artifact, while the “x-ray” and “restore” feature allows users a closer look than museums would allow. “Civilisations AR” brings the museum to the user, creating exciting new opportunities for historical education and accessibility.


Producer: Nick Hanson