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Discover history’s treasures in MR with BBC Civilisations and Magic Leap in this virtual exhibition of 16 historic artefacts from around the world.

Discover History’s Treasures Putting history in your hand – BBC Civilisations and Magic Leap bring art and culture direct to you from across the world. It highlights the treasures of a diverse range of UK museums and galleries and allows people across the globe to discover these remarkable objects and explore them “out of the display case”. Discover the secrets of ancient Egypt, reveal hidden stories concealed in these iconic artefacts and learn more about the origins of these cultural treasures and the people who made them. This personal, virtual exhibition contains 16 historic artefacts, which have been digitally scanned and are now available to view in 3D. The collection includes 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 a masterpiece by JMW Turner from Gallery Oldham. This free Magic Leap App forms part of a major collaboration between the BBC, Nexus Studios and more than 30 museums from across the UK, to mark the landmark arts and culture series, Civilisations. Please treat these cultural treasures with respect when enjoying and sharing this Magic Leap experience. Features:  Bring realistic, to-scale artefacts from history into your own home using cutting edge technology. Use the Control to select and position artefacts, to explore and curate your own collection. Find and select spatial hotspots to listen about the history of each artefact and find out more about their cultural significance. Use the Magnifying Glass feature to discover history’s secrets hidden within – take a look inside a sarcophagus to see the mummy inside. Restore selected artefacts to find out what they would have looked like when new - bringing lustre to a Greek Corinthian helmet or colour to a faded Roman Cockerel statuette.

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When you're using the Civilisations experience, please make sure that you are in a safe environment. Please be aware of your surroundings. Wait a little while before starting activities that require you to focus. This Magic Leap experience is suitable for people aged 13 and over. Please do not use the Civilisations experience if you have a medical condition that may affect you when using it or if you consumed anything that may affect your balance. In any case, stop using the experience immediately if you feel nausea, dizziness or any disorientation.







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