Google on Monday officially launched “Open Gallery,” a new service that lets aspiring artists create exhibitions online. The service is currently in an invite only stage, but Google says it hopes to allow people to tell their own stories using videos, audio and images. In a way, it’s kind of like going to an art exhibit, just through your browser and with a more multimedia-rich experience.
If you’re an artist with super high res images, for example, you can upload them and people who view your gallery can zoom in real close, as if stepping up to a painting in a museum to examine it closer. There’s no limit on how many items you have in your gallery, Google suggests that you can have 30 or 30,000 gallery items, and users can access the content they want through search.
There are already several galleries on board, including the Belgian Comic Strip Center, Bamba Sourang in France, the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery and more. If you can’t travel to the destinations, why not pay a visit and check out what you might otherwise be missing?