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In Artwork mode the visitor first sees a list of exhibitions, selecting the exhibition (Graphics Lab Demo) brings up a brief description, and the option to "explore the exhibition".


In the Catalog viewer, the bottom portion of the screen contains the catalog itself with artwork thumbnails.

The histogram on the top half of the screen show the distribution of artworks in this exhibition over time, you can also see the distributions of artist or title by tapping their respective labels. The catalog sorts automatically based on the displayed information.

The Catalog viewer also comes with keywords searching functionality to help the visitor narrow down the targeted artwork.


Selecting an artwork brings up the artwork mode, which allows the user to thoroughly explore a piece of art. Microsoft's DeepZoom technology allows the user to easily display an image in any resolution and size in full detail, including this 40GB scan of the original Garibaldi panorama.

The sidebar to the left displays basic information about the current artwork, as well as a curated location history of the piece, such as where and when it was created, exhibited, or purchased.


An important feature of the artwork mode centers around hotspots that contain additional information about a specific portion of the piece.

Users can also pull up associated assets picked beforehand by a curator, position them wherever they want, and scale to a desired size.


Split screen, especially useful on large interactive whiteboards, allows two users to work side-by-side independently or one or more users to view different views of the same artwork. Exiting the split screen mode is as simple as closing one of the two sides.