Kitchener Post staff
The Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery is finding new ways to connect people and ideas through art, thanks to a sponsorship from Google.
The sponsorship was announced during the launch of the gallery’s new virtual Interactive Space earlier this month.
The Interactive Space includes virtual exhibition tour podcasts, videos, activity guides and two public computers to help connect visitors to current exhibitions and to the gallery as a whole.
“We are excited to make it possible for anyone with an internet connection to experience this incredible art gallery,” said Steve Woods, engineering director for Google Canada.
“Whether you’re a student, an aspiring artist, or a casual museum-goer we hope that people are as inspired as we are by this project, and by what can be accomplished when art meets technology.”
“The new Interactive Space at the gallery allows the public to explore our exhibitions from near and far,” says Nicole Neufeld, the gallery’s director of public programs.
“Online at kwag.ca, people from around the world can experience what’s happening in the arts in Waterloo Region.
“At the gallery, the Interactive Space offers our audiences insights into the exhibitions they visit in person and provides a deeper understanding of contemporary art.”