Learn how to create a great storytelling exhibit. Make the most of the features and options to best showcase your cultural content. Let's get started...
Section 1: Panels
Section 2: Layout options
Section 3: Captions
Section 4: Guided zoom
Section 5: Video Panels
Section 6: Preset zoom
Section 7: Google Maps & Street View
Section 8: Sections
Section 9: Completing your exhibit
Section 10: Video tutorials
This is an example of a simple panel.
Use panels to present items together with basic details (metadata) such as: title, date & creator, etc. as seen below.
This panel is displayed using the "simple" layout option.
It's similar to how artwork is often displayed on a gallery wall.
If several "simple" panels are added in sequence, they will be shown next to one another...
This panel is also displayed using the "simple" layout option.
And so is the next one...
Although this is the same artwork as in the previous panel, this one uses the immersive layout option.
Notice how it fills the screen.
This is another example of an immersive panel.
If the image is not sufficiently large to fill the view, it will be placed on a blurred background as seen here.
Captions can include media as well as text.
Why not add a short documentary clip that explains more about the work and its creation?
Use audio captions to provide narration, or even to add ambience and context to an artwork.
Captions float on top of immersive panels.
Text captions with more than 300 characters expand to fill the right hand side of "immersive" panels, instead of floating on top.
(Now, what would make a very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very long caption?!)
Let's begin by displaying the complete artwork.
Now, let's tell a story...
While a girl rushes to school...
...a couple embrace...
...distracting a bystander!
Notice that the video begins playing automatically when the panel is viewed.
This panel uses the simple layout option and we've zoomed on to show a painting within the painting!
Notice that the zoomed region is highlighted in the thumbnail.
If a preset zoom is used on an immersive panel, viewers can pan around themselves to explore other areas of the image.
Why don't you give it a try? Just click and drag the image.
Create as many panels and sections as needed to showcase your content.
Reordering can be done easily by drag and drop!
Invite others to help you curate exhibits.
Just add additional administrators in the Google Cultural Institute settings.
Use the publishing options available to share your new exhibit with the world!
Google Arts & Culture - publish one or more exhibits to the Cultural Institute website/app to make your cultural content accessible to all
Embed - add your exhibit directly into your existing website or blog.
See our help center for more information about using these publishing options.
Exhibit created by the Google Cultural Institute Team.
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Special thanks to Mary-Baird Smith for permission to use her artwork in this tutorial.
See more of her artwork at: