On this page you will find simple answers to the most common questions people have. At the bottom of the page you will find all of our most informative videos. If you have any other questions then send us a message using the contact form, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sharing & Accessibility
Yes. You can put your virtual exhibition onto any web page.
We will give you a short piece of HTML code. You just need to copy & paste this onto your web page. It will create a streaming window (similar to a YouTube video, except it’s interactive). Visitors will then be able to explore the exhibition online.
Yes. Visitors can download the exhibition for PC or Mac. It is your choice if you want to offer this to your audience.
Some of our clients prefer to share the online (embedded) version for a short time, and then make the download version available in the long-term.
Yes. This is a great way to introduce your exhibition to a large audience. It can also be a way of making your events more interactive and enagaging.
All you need is a computer, and a large screen or projector. There are also several options for vistors to control the exhibition interactively…
When your exhibition is ready for launch we will send you everything you need. We will also be avialable to provide support after we have handed everything over.
You will receive up to 3 versions of your virtual exhibition. These are the Online, PC & Mac versions.
The online version will be given to you in the form of an HTML code. The online exhibition will be hosted on our cloud-processing platform and this code will allow you to place a streaming window onto any web page of your choice.
The PC (Windows) and Mac (OS) version will be sent to you as an application file. We will send these to you via WeTransfer.
We will also set up a unique web page page for your exhibition on the Curation web site. You do not need to use this, but it is especially useful for clients who do not have the resources to set up their own exhibtion web page. This page will also include a gallery of images from your exhibiton, and a short video tour. The video tour and images are part of the exhibition package and you are welcome to share them as you wish. All of these resources are optional, and they can all be kept private or password-protected if you wish.
Yes. All elements of you exhibition can be password-protected.
There are several options…
Yes. We can make a immersive exhibitions for use on VR headsets.
VR headsets use different software to a regular PC or Mac computer. This means that we need to make a special version of the exhibition for VR. There are several types of VR headsets on the market, and these often have different requirments. Please contact us to find out more and to discuss your options.
Yes. The online (embedded) version of the virtual gallery can be used on a mobile phone or tablet.
Visitors can use a touch-screen device to explore the virtual gallery. It is up to you whether you want to include this option.
Our exhibitions prioritise high visual quality and an immersive 3D experience. We therefore recommend that visitors use a large screen and a mouse for the best user experience.
There is no time limit.
You can share the PC and Mac download version for as long as you like.
The online (embedded) version will be available as along as you have a hosting subscription. You can take down the online version and put it up again whenever you like. Just contact us to cancel or renew your hosting subscription.
The online version of the exhibition can be embedded on any web page. This version does not require any downloading. Visitors simply click on the interactive window and they can start exploring in seconds.
This online version requires a monthly hosting subscription. We will set up an interactive stream (it looks like a YouTube stream, but it’s interactive) which you can add to your web page by copying and pasting the code that we hive you.
Exhibition Design & Development
Yes. Basic image editing in included in the package.
We might need to re-size and re-format your images before adding them to our software. This editing will maintain the highest possible visual quality of your images.
We can also provide additional image editing, such as cropping, squaring, colour adjustment and contrast adjustment for a small fee. This is usually only about £2 per image. Please contact us to find out more.
We can also do graphic design work. For example, you might want to add new branding, text or decals to the walls of you exhibition. We can do all of this quickly and cost-effectively in-house. Sometimes we can do this for free if you are just making a few small additions to an exhibition project.
Almost any 3D object can be turned into a 3D digital model.
We typically use a technique called photogrammetry. This allows us to create a 3D model using a collection of photographs. We will give you instructions on how to photograph your object or sculture. We will then process these images to create the model. This not only captures the shape of the object but also the colours and textures.
We also have the option of using a technique called LIDAR. This involves the use of a laser scanner to capture your object or sculture. It is more costly and it means that we will need to visit your in-person to do the scanning. This produces the highest quality results but is more costly and time-consuming.
All 3D models that we produce will be your property and can be re-used for multiple exhibitions or for other projects.
Yes. Any type of image can be displayed on the walls of a virtual gallery.
Fine art and photography is often shown on a canvas, but it is also possible to apply images directly to the wall. Images with a transparent background can be used for things like logos and texts. Images with transparency should be saved as a PNG file.
Yes. If we create a new virtual space for you then this space is yours.
It will be exclusive to you, and you can re-use it as many times as you want for new exhibitions. We can also provide you with a 3D model of your space in case you want to use it for another project.
You can also make modifications to your virtual space in the future. The same basic model can be used, but you may wish to add rooms or change elements of the design.
Almost any type of image file will work with our software. We include image editing as part of the package, so we can re-format images and optimize them for our software.
You can use image files in the following formats: JPG, PNG, BMP, TIFF, PDF.
All of the most common video and audio formats will work with our software. We will edit these files so that they are optimized for our software.
You can use video files in the following formats: MP4, MOV, WMV, AVI.
You can use audio files in the following formats: MP3, WAV, M4A.
If you would like to use a file type that is not on this list, please contact us and we will check that it is compatible.
3D models should be exported and saved as OBJ, FBX or Blender format files. We will then optimize these for our software.
We can also provide additional editing and support. Please contact us if you have any questions about compatiblity, or if you want to add complex animated models to a virtual exhibition.
Promoting & Selling Artwork
Yes. You can sell anything.
Your virtual exhibition can be integrated with any type of online store. This is a great way to sell original artworks, prints, or any other merchandise that you might put on display in your exhibition. You will first need to set up a regular online store with a product page for each item you want to sell (e.g. Shopify, WooCommerce, Wix, Magento, Etsy, Squarespace, Amazon, etc.). Your online store will manage your orders, stock, shopping cart & financial transactions. You can then manage all of these features and functions in the usual way.
Exhibits and other interactive items in your exhibition can then be integrated with this online store. When visitors click on an artwork they will then have the option of adding it to their shopping cart of opening the web page to find more information. They can then finalize their purchase.
This feature can be used to sell books, clothing or any other item you can think of. It can also be used to take donations or to process subscriptions and memberships.
Yes. You can sell NFTs or any other digital products.
Transactions can be processedusing the platform of your choice. The virtual exhibition will be integrated with this platform so that visitors can view NFTs in the gallery and then make purchases in just a few clicks.
We will set up a unique web page for you on the Curation web site.This is part of the package.
Most of our clients want to bring visitors to their own web page, so this the page we make for them is often only used as a back-up. It is especially useful for clients who do not have the resources to set up their own exhibition web page. You can even choose the URL address for the page. For example www.curat10n.com/your-exhibition-name
This page will also include a gallery of images from your exhibiton, and a short video tour. The video tour and images are part of the exhibition package and you are welcome to share them as you wish. All of these resources are optional, and they can all be kept private or password-protected if you wish.
Virtual galleries are an excellent way of creating original content. It’s easy to take screenshots and record video tours inside your exhibition.
This will work differently depnding on whether you are using a PC or Mac. The online version can be used for this purpose, but it is not ideal because screen resolution and animaton smoothing can be affected by your connection speed.
All of our exhibitions include a feature called “Recording Mode”. This removes any logos and information from the screen so you can take clean images of your exhibition. You can also activate “Flight Mode”. This allows you to fly around the gallery space so that you can record videos and take images from a higher angle. Flight Mode will also smooth all of your movements so that your video recording will have a professional style of presentation, without any sudden changes in direction.
The easiest way to take pictures is to use your computer’s built-in screenshot function. On a Windows PC you can press the “Windows key + Print Screen” to take a screenshot. On a Mac press “Command + Shift + 3”. To record videos on a PC you can press “Windows + G” to open the Game Bar and record your screen. On a Mac you can press “Command + Shift + 5” to open the recording tools.
Yes. We will produce a video tour as part of every exhibition package.
After your exhibition is ready we will record a short tour of the gallery. These videos are typically about 3 to 7 minutes long, depending on the size of the exhibition.
We can also produce more videos at your request. These can be custom-made to fit your requiements. For example, you might want a 1 minute video for social media, or you might want to choose your own music to soundtrack the video.
There are several options for crediting artsits and other people involved in your exhibition.
Further information can be displayed alongside all of your exhibits. When visitors look at an exhibit, basic information will be displayed on the screen. This typically shows the name of the artist and the title of the work. More detailed information can then be shown when visitors intercact with the exhibit.
Most of our clients also add branding and text introductions to the walls of the exhibition. These are displayed within the 3D space. This is a good way of introducing people to the exhibition space and explaining the concept for the show. It can also be used to display logos, advertising or other credits.
The organization, group or company that has commissioned the virtual exhibiton can also display its logo and name on the screen at all times. This functions as a watermark, and it means that any screenshots will include the name of the owner. It is also possible to display a copyright notice on-screen at all times.
There is also space to give more details and credits inside the exhibition menu. If visitors access the menu and select “About & Credits” then they can find out more about the curators, stakeholders, sponsors and artists involved in the exhibition. You can choose the information you want to display here.
This depends on whether you are using the online (embedded) version or the download version.
For the online version, we will collect statistics about the number of visitors and the length of time that they spend looking around your exhibition. We will send you a monthly report with detailed information about your audience. This also includes information about which countries and cities your visitors are accessing it from, and the type of devices they are using to view the exhibition. We will also monitor your exhibition during the first week of its launch and provide feedback at the end of this first week.
If you are making the download version available, it is your reposnibility to monitor the number of people who click the download link. You can do this using your web site’s analytics software. You could also set up a form on your website, to collect information from your audience before they download the exhibition. This way, you can notify them of any updates or new exhibitions in the future, as well as tracking the number of people downloading.
Virtual Gallery Spaces
Curating & Planning Exhibitions
Images, Branding & 2D artwork
Audio Guides & Web Integration
Video, Performance & Multimedia
Sculptures, Models & 3D Exhibits
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