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Google open gallery allows online exhibitions

2014-03-21  |  Comebuy News

Google has launched a new service called open gallery on Tuesday. With the associated tools artists, galleries, museums and archives to create virtual exhibitions for the Internet. Currently, the service is available only on invitation available, as communicated by Google. He should offer all kinds of art but a home.

Google open gallery integrates into an organization's Web site, so that users can consider, for example, selected pieces of an exhibition online. Website owners have the option to provide additional information about an exhibition or to provide background information about the artwork, so as they would find in a real exhibition space.

Google promises a simple upload of images, video and audio. Open Gallery also includes a zoom feature, so images in detail view. In addition, it includes search and filtering options that make it easier to find a particular work of art. Museums that have no website, can create a website also for free using the open-Gallery tool.

Some early testers of open gallery have the service already integrated into their Web sites, including the Belgian comic strip Center, the American Museum of bad art, and the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin. Those interested in the field of the arts can apply for an invitation on Google. It is unclear how many invitations are distributed.

Beginning of 2011 Google had introduced a cultural offer called art project. It allows users via street view a virtual tour of some of the most important museums and galleries in the world. With art in New York City, the Tate Gallery in London and the van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam are about the Gemäldegalerie in Berlin, the Museum of Mordern.

[with material by Don Reisinger,]

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