What is a gallery?

The term ‘gallery’ comes from the word ‘galeria’. In the early 16th century, a galleria was a place where the Florentine House of Medici used to display their artwork.

The term ‘gallery’ consequently developed into art and picture galleries and is now mostly used to describe art museums and commercial art salesrooms.

A gallery is a place, virtually online or as a local business, where artwork is displayed, offered and sold. Most galleries display contemporary art or specialise in special topics and areas of art, such as paintings and graphic art. Galleries are classic brokers or traders of art.

Their architectural structure consists of an archway or a cloister in the upper floor of the building, where the side wall opens up to the light or large rooms, just like a gallery.


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