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 Exhibitions – Options & Prices

Every project we develop is custom made to suit each client. You will receive your own unique piece of software. You can then distribute, share or sell this as you wish. Virtual galleries can be viewed worldwide and the artwork never needs to be taken down.

Our unique software is also great for planning and visualizing exhibitions, or for archiving shows and private collections. It’s also easy to use a virtual gallery as part of a live presentation, immersive screening or interactive installation.

 

 
There are three elements to think about when designing a virtual exhibition…

1. The Virtual Exhibition Space

A. Recreate a real gallery or other location

Create a virtual exhibition space that is a modelled on a real location. We can use floor plans and photographs, or visit the space to take accurate measurements. The cost will depend on the complexity of the space and the level of detail required.

B. Use a ready-made virtual gallery space

Use one of our ready-made exhibition spaces. Some examples of these are shown on the public exhibitions page. This is the most cost-effective option, and some virtual spaces are free to use (just pay for artwork content and software).

C. Design an original exhibition space

We can create a new space just for you, with a unique design. You can be really creative and blur the line between the artwork and the space itself. The cost of this depends on your vision. If you can imagine something…we can make it.

The White Space Gallery (for 20 to 50 pieces)

The Exhibition Quarter (for 100 to 200 pieces)

2. Artwork and Multimedia Content

A. Flat artwork

(fine art & photography)

The cost of digitising and reproducing each ‘flat’ artwork costs £5 to £8, depending on the total number included in the project (paintings, sketches, illustrations, photos etc.).

We also offer image editing. We can adjust the crop, alignment, contrast and colouration of images. This is useful if the photographs of your artwork are not already of a high enough quality.

B. Video & audio

(film, animation & performance)

The cost of adding a video to your exhibition is £20 (up to 5 minutes), plus £10 for each additional 5 minutes (sound is included).

The cost of adding an audio recording is £10 (up to 3 minutes), plus £5 for each additional 3 minutes. Audio recordings can be played (triggered) when looking at a specific artwork, or when entering a specific area of the gallery.

C. 3-dimensional artwork

(sculpture & installation)

We can produce a 3D model of the artwork. This is the most costly option and depends on the complexity of the piece. If you already have your own 3D model, then we can add this to the exhibition for £30-40.

Alternatively, you can exhibit photographs of 3D work (this is the same price as flat images)

Or you can present a video that shows the work from multiple perspectives (this is the same price as video)

Exhibition Information

Each piece can be displayed with the following information as standard:

  • Title
  • Artist
  • Medium
  • Year
  • Size/Length
  • Description (420 chars.)
  • Price (if it is for sale)
  • Social media address
  • Web site address

Additional Information & Online Sales

Video & Audio: You can also accompany each piece with a video or audio introduction to tell the story of the artist or curator. This is a great way to provide a guided exhibition tour and to create a connection between artists and their audience.

Additional Images: 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. For example, you could show a certificate of authenticity or artist’s signature.

Web integration & Sales: You can also link each piece to a web page. This allows users to open a specific page in their browser. This is useful if you want to sell prints or originals through an online store. We also offer online sales listings if you do not have your own store. Send us an email to find out more.

3. Software Features and Distribution

A. Virtual exhibition app for global distribution

For distributing and showing your virtual gallery worldwide. You will receive your own unique software application that can be easily shared online.

There is a standard £250 fee for developing each project (this includes PC & Mac versions).

If you are developing a virtual gallery for global distribution, we will use our exhibition planning software as part of the design process (option B). We will work with you remotely via video link, and there is no additional fee.

B. Exhibition planning & visualization software

For visualizing and making decisions about the selection, placement, size and framing of artwork. You can watch the video on this page to see our design software in action.

If you wish to receive your own copy of the exhibition planning software, there is an additional £250 fee for this (it is only licensed for internal use as part of exhibition planning and can’t be distributed online).

C. Live events and interactive installations

Presentation and live event software, with customisable controls and visual scripting. This can be used for guided virtual tours, 3D slideshows, VR headsets or interactive installations.

This is a bespoke service and the price will depend on the level of customisation required.

We can also provide hardware set-up and assistance for live events.

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 project, and you will only pay for additional content and the software package itself.
 

Timescales

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. The minimum timescale for development starts from 2 weeks and up.
 

The advantages of a virtual exhibition

1. Curation, planning, design & visualization

Our software is powerful, flexible & easy to use. Curate, plan and visualize exhibitions in 3D. Recreate any real-world space and design shows in real-time.

2. Promotion, marketing & content creation

Create high-quality marketing content easily. Take screenshots & record or live-stream videos. Promote artists & upcoming shows with a virtual exhibition.

3. Live events & immersive installations

Create spectacular live event visuals & interactive installations. Expand a real-world show or art fair, deliver presentations & explore creative ideas.

4. Global reach, sales & worldwide distribution

Share interactive exhibitions & virtual galleries worldwide. Reach global audiences, make sales, produce shows that are permanent, limitless & accessible.

5. Archiving, organising & digitizing collections

Digitize & visualize artwork: Including images, sculpture, video recordings and information databases. Archive, preserve and search collections in 3D.

 

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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