Google’s arts and culture team launched its ‘Pocket Gallery’ experiences in 2018 so AR-enabled smartphone users can view artwork by artists such as Johannes Vermeer for the first time in history, including pieces that would normally be accessible to the public. are inaccessible. today, team announced That it is making the full range of Pocket Gallery available to anyone on the web.
The company’s original goal with Pocket Gallery was to digitally bring never-before-seen exhibitions directly to users in 3D format. The new web expansion means that galleries can now be viewed on desktops and smartphones with or without AR capabilities, giving exhibitions even greater visibility.
“Just open your favorite browser to discover all our Pocket Galleries in 3D. Take an art tour of the world in sound, take in the Chauvet Cave among some of the oldest paintings known to man, marvel at miniature scenes from ancient India, or discover the paradoxical figure in Klimt vs. Klimt, “Joe Shepherd” , said the associate product manager at Google Arts & Culture blog post.
Users can now read about the history of certain artifacts and closely examine specific details in many artifacts. In some galleries, an audio tour will guide users through the highlights of the exhibitions to provide historical context and other details.
Google is also launching a new exhibition for the collection in collaboration with the Réunion des Musées Nationaux – Grand Palais (RMN-GP) in France. Users can now take Virtual Guided Tour To discover “sea tales, stormy landscapes and shores floating in the light”. The exhibition includes 40 maritime masterpieces from the collections of the Palace of Versailles, the Louvre and other major European museums.
“We hope you enjoy uncovering marine secrets through our latest gallery and experiencing our full collection of cultural curiosities from the new perspective of pocket galleries on the web,” Shepherd said.