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Art gate - step into the virtual gallery

Posted by Frida Gullichsen on 6.3.2019

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!

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Topics: Case study, Art, Museum, Virtual Gate

AR gave new life to famous frescoes

Posted by Frida Gullichsen on 20.8.2018

Arilyn helped to enhance two classic pieces of art, famous frescoes by Tove Jansson, by bringing fashion journalist Sami Sykkö and nature journalist Minna Pyykkö to explore the frescoes and ponder the feelings, moods and inspirations on show within them.

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Topics: Case study, Museum, Helsinki, Tourism

Helsingin Sanomat highlights refugee crisis with AR

Posted by Frida Gullichsen on 13.8.2018

What happens after a devastating turning point in life? Can evil be forgiven? Finnish photographer Meeri Koutaniemi and Finnish producer Arman Alizad exhibited a series of documentary photos giving people an insight into sufferings around the world. Meeri Koutaniemi’s photographs and installations depicted the violence directed against women in India and Kenya, as well as refugees in Thailand and other parts of the world.

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Topics: Case study, Art, Museum, Journalism, Helsinki

Art beyond the frame

Posted by Tommi Merelin on 18.6.2018

Arilyn helped to expose the world beyond one of Finland's most iconic paintings. When scanned with Arilyn AR app, the painting appeared around the user in a 360-degree panorama, providing a more colourful and involved experience.

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Topics: Case study, Art, Museum, Helsinki

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