New AR technology
for museums

Revolutionizing the interaction between the visitor and the artefacts.

ARIM was one of the main projects of XTEND and has been successfully completed. The projects ARIM01, ARIM02 and ARIM03 were in close cooperation with the Museum of Cultural History in Oslo to use new Augmented Reality (AR) technology to fill the gap between the visitors and the artefacts with interactive stories and visualisations.

new interactive ways

ARIM allows the Museum of Cultural History to test and evaluate the use of new Augmented Reality technology for the visitors in the new Viking Age Museum.
Integrating this technology to a mobile device, either phone or tablet, Project ARIM offers a new perception when exploring museums. The possibility to add a layer within the experience of visiting a museum will improve the educational moments and it become fun and interactive too. The enrichment of sensory perception using video, graphic and text elements has found a home within museums.

Huibert de Jong
Projectleader AR Technology

97% of children are very positive about our solutions!

The University of Oslo did an usertest with children and it turns out that 97% of the interviewed children are very positive about our AR applications for the Viking Ship Museum and no less than 89% thinks that it is fun (gøy) and 80% thinks that they learned much because of our solutions.

This is great news and it is clear that children accept our new AR solutions quickly and without any problem.

Our targets

new forms

To find the most effective way to introduce new forms of interactive communication and to test new AR technology to be used in the new Viking Age Museum.


To develop AR-systems that improve the experience and knowledge of the Viking history as illustrated in the textile fragments and other objects from the Viking Age.


To research the experiences with this new AR technology and to advice how to improve this experience. Of course it is also important to have the applications tested in the future by visitors.


To publish a website with an overview of all experience gained which will lead to a better understanding of the new possibilities of interactive communication and the integration of these new AR technologies in museums.


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