AR tech. produced software for an interactive display for Australian National Maritime Museum’s (ANMM) major new immersive exhibition, James Cameron – Challenging the Deep.

The brand new exhibition takes visitors to the ocean depths through the lens of deep-sea explorer and acclaimed film-maker James Cameron’s underwater cameras and his history-making expeditions to the deepest parts of our planet

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Entrance to James Cameron’s Challenging the Deep Exhibition at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney.

What we did

The in-house built program produced by AR tech. for this exhibition was an interactive, historical piece that showed the destruction and subsequent sinking of both the Titanic and Bismarck ships, as well as an interactive deconstruction piece of James Cameron’s “Deepsea Challenger” vessel.

The exhibition at the ANMM in Pyrmont, Sydney, allows visitors to experience an unfiltered perspective of Cameron’s expeditions and discoveries, using incredible technological innovations as he explores new frontiers and advances the limits of science, enabling us to see the least known part of our world.

Visitors to the exhibition experience moments from Cameron’s greatest underwater expeditions through large cinema-scale projections. The exhibition also features rare artefacts, specimens, and props from his feature films in which ocean exploration has been incorporated in both real and fictional contexts.



The exhibition also features models, hand props and costumes from the blockbuster film Titanic, sourced from Cameron’s three expeditions to the wreck; and artefacts from the development of the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER designed and co-engineered by Cameron and built secretly in Sydney.

The 55-inch touchscreen exhibit showcasing 3 of Cameron’s most famous dives is currently on display at the ANMM.

AR tech. worked on the project in conjunction with Sydney-based agency Luscious International.

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Visitors using the interactive display to learn about the Deep Sea Challenger.

Challenging the Deep will run at the Australian National Maritime Museum until January 2019.