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Civilisations AR


Created to accompany ‘Civilisations’, BBC Two’s landmark arts and culture series, the app showcases more than 40 historic artefacts from across the globe including an ancient Egyptian mummy from the Torquay Museum, Rodin’s The Kiss from the National Museum of Wales, iconic sculptures from Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth and masterpieces by Tintoretto, Bellini and Turner.

What Works Well

This app brings 3D renderings of real world artifacts from the ancient and recent past into the viewers own space, allowing for up close exploration without a museum’s restrictions.


  • Arts (Visual & Performing)
  • Humanities & Language


anthropology, art history, artifacts, educational media, egyptology, marketing, sculpture, statue, world




Nexus Studios

Level of Integration

Guidance Level 2
What does this mean?

The Level of Integration indicates how much the developer has connected the AR app with the real world environment.

For instance, a Level 1 AR app would bring a pre-created object or projection into the viewer’s space. A Level 2 AR app might incorporate a connection between object and physical surroundings, such as anchoring to a particular plane or surface. A Level 3 AR app would rely on several connections to the surroundings, including functional awareness of conditions in the space. A Level 4 AR app would employ increased awareness of conditions and real-time mapping of content onto the physical environment. And a Level 5 AR app would employ all of the above and allow for sophisticated real-time integration of real world and generated content.


iOS App

Android App