We’ve all missed art and culture a lot over the last 12 months, with lockdown after lockdown meaning that we’ve all been unable to carry on with life as normal – but, thanks to technology and the internet, museums, galleries and exhibition spaces are now taking steps to bring culture back into our lives.

Take the V&A as a shining example of what can be achieved with a little bit of ingenuity and internet wizardry. The museum has just announced that it has launched a new digital platform called Explore the Collections, enabling people from all over the world to explore more than 1.2 million objects from the comfort of their own home.

The idea is to bring together stories and data to provide people with a more intuitive experience, allowing them to delve deeper into subjects they’re interested in, providing a fluid story-led approach where you can search for specific objects or take advantage of recommendations for content based on personal interests.

Deputy director at the V&A Tim Reeve said: “This new platform comes at a vital time when the way audiences engage with museums and their collections has changed dramatically – particularly during the last year of the global pandemic. 

“Explore the Collections is one of the museum’s most significant digital undertakings to date, and supports the V&A’s goal of revolutionising access to the V&A’s collections, and diversifying and expanding audiences, as we expand towards east London and V&A East. 

“While the museum’s doors remain closed, the platform provides a vital resource for research and discovery of the V&A’s public collections to a worldwide audience.”

Cultural venues and organisations of all shapes and sizes can achieve similar goals with the use of virtual art gallery software. It doesn’t have to be complicated and may be a lot easier to bring to life than you think. If you’d like to find out more, get in touch with us here at Curat10n today.