Virtual Exhibition Options

There are 3 key elements to consider when designing a virtual exhibition

The Exhibition Space

Recreate a real-world location or use a custom made exhibition space

Artwork & Multimedia Content

Exhibit a selection of pictures, videos, audio and 3D pieces

Software & Licensing

For exhibition planning, archiving, public events, and global reach

 
Virtual Exhibition Options

 

There are three elements to consider in a virtual exhibition:

 

The Exhibition Space

Artwork & Multimedia Content

Software & License Options

The Exhibition Space

Ready-made exhibition spaces:

Use the “White Space” Gallery

Use the “Exhibition Quarter” Gallery

Recreate a real-world location:

We provide a professional measuring service in the UK, and can arrange visits worldwide. Alternatively, we can recreate a space based on architectural drawings and photographs.

Recreate a SIMPLE space

Recreate a STANDARD space

Recreate a COMPLEX space

Develop a custom made exhibition space:

Let your imagination and creativity run free. Work with us to design a bespoke exhibition space. If you can imagine it, we can probably make it.

Create a unique new space

The White Space Gallery (for 20 to 35 pieces)

The Exhibition Quarter Gallery (for 50 to 150 pieces)

Artwork and Multimedia Content

Flat Images: Painting, photography, graphics…etc.

If your artwork is already cropped and photographed to a good standard, you will only require the standard editing option when adding images to the virtual exhibition space.

The advanced editing option includes Photoshop editing of images. For example, we can remove the frame from an image, adjust the angle of the image so that edges and corners are ‘squared’, and also adjust colours and contrast to make up for poor lighting.

Images: Standard Editing

Images: Advanced Editing

Multimedia Content:

Video, audio, sculpture, music, performances, 3D installations…etc.

Video Recordings

Videos longer than 10 minutes count as multiples. Videos include sound.

Audio Recordings

Audio recordings might include music, performances, audio guides…etc.

3D Sculptures & Installations

Each 3-dimensional piece is quoted separately, depending on complexity.

Exhibition Information

Each piece can be display with the following information, as standard:

  • Title
  • Artist
  • Medium
  • Year
  • Size/Length
  • Price (if for sale)
  • Description (420 chars.)
  • Social address (1)
  • Web address (1)
  • Direct web link

Additional Information & Online Sales

Individual pieces can also be accompanied by further images, videos and audio introductions. This may be used to give details about the provenance or history of each piece. You can also accompany each piece with a video or audio introduction to tell its story or to provide a guided exhibition tour. We also offer online sales listings, or can link each exhibition item to an existing online store page.

Software and Licensing Options

Software Options:

All of our software applications can be built for PC, Mac, or both.

for Windows PC

for Apple Mac

The Virtual Exhibition App & How it’s used

There are 3 types of software license. These are designed for EDITING or PUBLIC DISPLAY or DISTRIBUTION purposes. You can also produce videos, screenshots and live-streaming content for promotion and marketing purposes.

Planning, Editing and Promotion

This version of the software allows you to edit, plan and curate exhibitions. Individual pieces can easily be selected, moved, resized and displayed in different ways.

Public Display and Events

This version of the software is for public display, as part of a live event or exhibition. The way that users interact with the app can be customised.

Global Distribution

This version of the software is licensed for distribution worldwide, either as a download or via hardware, such as a USB stick. If you intend to sell your virtual exhibition app then this needs to be included in the license terms.

Additional Options & Extra Services

for Mobile & VR Headsets

Hardware & Event Setup

 

Re-use your Exhibition Spaces and Content Freely

If you create a new 3D gallery space, this can be re-used as many times as you wish, at no extra cost. This is also true for images and multimedia content. This means that you can create a new exhibition, and only pay for new exhibition content and the software package itself.
 

Timescale

The development time depends on the project’s complexity and whether a real-world location needs to be measured and recreated. We work in consultation with all clients, allowing you to test and provide feedback before receiving the final product.
 

 

Working Title gallery: The Benefits of using a Virtual Exhibition Space

The Working Title gallery wanted to find out more about virtual exhibitions. They contacted Curat10n via email and arranged a live demonstration. We sent them some details about the available options, and an estimated price for each service. They then spoke to us via video call and told us about their gallery and what they were hoping to do. We then demonstrated a selection of virtual galleries. This included software for exhibition planning, interactive installations and archiving. After we answered their questions and explained the possibilities, they decided to commission a new 3D space, modelled on their gallery.

We arranged a time and date to visit their gallery space. It took about 2 hours to measure and photograph the space, using laser measuring devices for speed, accuracy and convenience. This information was then used to create an accurate 3D model, including replication of flooring and finishing materials. Their priority was to prepare for an upcoming exhibition, so they sent us photographs of 40 pieces that they might want to include in the selection. They had prepared high-quality, cropped photographs, so they did not need our advanced Photoshop editing (optional). They also sent us information about each piece, making it easier for them to archive and search each piece in their collection.

The new 3D gallery space and their collection of artworks were packaged using our exhibition editing software. The curators and gallery owners were all using PCs, so we sent them the PC version of the software (Mac is also available). They were then able to experiment with artwork selections, positions and display styles. None of the team required any additional training or previous design experience. The curators needed to consult with artists and gallery executives worldwide. They used the software to take screenshots and record videos of their exhibition designs, allowing them to make easy decisions. They saved time, effort and money, without needing to move any artwork around or ship pieces to the gallery.

After deciding on the final exhibition selection, they were able to send images and measurements to the gallery installation team. This made it possible to quickly measure and mark out positions for hanging the artwork. They also recorded video tours of the exhibition and used them as part of their marketing campaigns. High-quality 2D images were produced, by simply taking screenshots as they explored the virtual gallery. The gallery team were able to quickly create original content to promote the exhibition and artists online.

As part of the real-world exhibition, the gallery decided to set up an interactive installation, allowing visitors to explore a wider selection of artwork. Some of the artists’ work couldn’t fit inside the real exhibition space, so we were able to edit the 3D model and add another room, expanding it beyond reality. This added extra space and value to the show and also gave visitors a memorable interactive experience. Gallery visitors were also able to purchase an exhibition catalogue, which included a download link for the virtual exhibition. They also had the option of taking it home on a branded USB stick, making it even easier to use. After the exhibition had finished, the gallery had a permanent and shareable archive of the exhibition. They could distribute this to artists, curators, investors, art dealers and art lovers, giving them many options for adding value to their creative and cultural output.

The Working Title gallery now have an accurate recreation of their gallery space. They are able to re-use it endlessly, and to add more artworks to their collection. For each exhibition they send us a selection of artwork, which we add to their software package. They now have an incredibly cost-effective way of visualizing all their future exhibitions, and also permanently archiving artworks and shows. They can also easily produce promotional materials, interactive exhibitions and distribute their output worldwide. Curat10n have also integrated some of their virtual exhibitions with an online store. This allows visitors worldwide to add original artworks and prints to an online basket and make secure purchases. Viewers are also able to explore the story of each artist and piece by accessing further information about its history and provenance. Artists and curators are also able to explore their creative vision by adapting the virtual space, adding sound recordings, video and interactive elements. The gallery and their artists took advantage of many of the benefits of a virtual exhibition space, and they continue to do so.

The Working Title gallery is a fictional art space. This story illustrates some of the advantages of using a virtual space. There are many more options and possibilities. Contact us to find out more about the advantages of a virtual exhibition space.

Contact Curat10n

Email: contact@curat10n.com

We are available 24/7 and can work with artists, galleries and curators from around the world.

Based in the London, we are able to offer face to face meetings and demonstrations in the UK.

We also offer live demonstrations via Skype.

Further details can be found on our contact page >>

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