March 20, 2020

ENGLISH: Artivive enables you to enjoy art from home

The Vienna start-up Artivive has been enriching the art world with its innovative augmented reality tool for museums and artists since 2017. The innovative augmented reality app of the art world, Artivive, in partnership with two renowned Viennese museums are now making it possible to enjoy art from home. Masterpieces can be experienced virtually on the websites of the Vienna Albertina and the Belvedere Vienna, using the free Artivive app.
Albertina Vienna
Selected masterpieces of the Albertina in Vienna are now available at (direct link: and can be experienced in a new dimension with Artivive. There are hidden secrets to discover and background information to be revealed on works, such as Albrecht Dürer's Young Hare, and Vincent van Gogh's Le Café de Nuit à Arles.
Belvedere Vienna
Discover Egon Schiele virtually using a mobile app: eight world-famous works by the Austrian painter, from the Belvedere’s permanent collection, can be rediscovered using augmented reality. X-ray, infrared, and macro images that were discovered during the restoration at the Belvedere can be seen.
The Artivive app not only works on the original physical picture in the museum, but also on your computer screen. Just open the images via the website and view them while using the Artivive app.
"With this initiative, we want to support museums to make their works tangible to the public at home. We are pleased that the Vienna Albertina and the Belvedere are playing a pioneering role here and we’re currently in discussions with other cultural institutions," says Artivive co-founder, Sergiu Ardelean.  
About Artivive
The augmented reality platform Artivive was founded in 2017 by Sergiu Ardelean and Codin Popescu in Vienna. Artivive's offer responds to the trend of digitizing content in the museum and exhibition area. To be able to experience the digitally enhanced works of art, all you have to do is download the Artivive app on your smartphone, or tablet, and point it at the Artivive-enhanced artwork.
Artivive has already added an AR layer to exhibitions in cultural institutions all over the world, such as the Vienna Albertina, the Belvedere Vienna, and the Shanghai Himalayas Museum. It also wowed visitors at the Vienna Design Week, and the art fair, viennacontemporary. Over 50,000 artists worldwide use the tool for their artistic work.
The Artivive app is available free of charge in the Google Play and Apple App Store. Further information and downloads at #bringArtToLife
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Carina Doppler