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Posted by Frida Gullichsen on 6.3.2019
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The main hall of a museum closes down for renovation – what happens to the artwork no one gets to see? They come alive in the Art Gate, a virtual gallery to be visited anywhere, anytime. The main gallery of Ateneum Art Museum is closed during the March for a light renovation. They decided to not let visitors or the artworks themselves suffer, by creating a virtual gallery where the art can be seen and admired for the duration of the renovation. Bridging the gap between century-old painting and virtual technology, we have the Art Gate, accessible through your phone or tablet from wherever you are.

“We are really excited to be able to explore the interface between centuries old paintings and ultramodern technology with the help of CreMA” says Otso Kähönen, the Creative Director of Arilyn .

The project was funded by the CreMa project, aimed at supporting creative industry professionals innovate. The virtual artworks include some of Ateneum's most prized and valued paintings like Vincent van Gogh and Edward Munch as well as Finnish painters like Hugo Simberg.

The virtual gallery can be found in the Arilyn app, which is free to download from Google Play or App store. Find the menu, select the Art gate, place it in front of you and step into the wonder that is classical paintings!


Director Otso Kähönen
Concept Design Mikko Siivinen
Production Eeva Jäntti
Sound Design Jani Hietanen
Video Topias Hirvonen, Otso Kähönen


Topics: Case study Art Museum Virtual Gate

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