Google’s Pocket Gallery Came in 2018, Allows users of AR-enabled smartphones to view works of art such as Vermeer and Klimt, even pieces that are not generally accessible to the general public. Now, Google has announced that it is opening the show to everyone on the web, allowing you to explore them on desktop or mobile devices with or without AR capabilities. Keyword post.
To this day, Pocket Gallery was basically an (extremely complex) AR experience inside Google’s Arts and Culture app, setting up an art gallery on your desktop or other flat surface and allowing you to explore a variety of works of art. Now, all you have to do is load the Arts and Culture website, find out Pocket Gallery section, Select a relevant display in your browser and scroll around using your mouse or finger, zoom in and so on.
Otherwise, it works pretty much the same, allowing you to see, pan and zoom, up to brushstroke down and some pieces of paint to flex. It provides a written account of the history, meaning, and more of an artwork (complete with a museum-like echo) audio description. This is a welcome and much more delayed change, which has opened up the educational possibilities of Pocket Gallery to many more people.
Google Arts & Culture has other virtual experiences, including 360 degree video and much more. In addition to the update, Google has also unveiled a New exhibition Collected with Meeting at the National Museum – Grand Palace In France. It contains 40 marine masterpieces at the Palace of Versailles, the Louvre and elsewhere.
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