What is IGOR?

Interactive Galleries On Request (or IGOR for short) is our budget digital development platform for museums, galleries and other public bodies. It is designed specifically to create digital exhibits that are installed in-gallery and can be used by anyone, from curators, to technical staff to content teams.

Each permanent IGOR licence is now only £499 + VAT.

On the left you can see the IGOR Content Tool, plus real-world examples of IGOR running on 4:3 and 16:9 touchscreens.

(For more advanced options and to publish exhibits on iOS, please see IGOR’s newer sibling, Darwin.)

IGOR in sixty seconds

1. IGOR is a software tool with which museums can build their own digital exhibits – interactive publications you can display on a Windows or Macintosh computer and which visitors interact with using a mouse or touchscreen.

2. IGOR has been designed from the ground up with museums in mind; it comes with a great set of features optimised for museum use.

3. Heritage institutions of all sizes, such as the Science Museum, National Portrait Gallery and even Manchester United use IGOR.

4. Once you have created your digital exhibit you can update and amend it as often as you like. Updating is easy: copy files to and from a USB memory stick and install on-gallery.

5. You can have as many IGOR exhibits as you have licences. You can buy single licences (each costs £499 and lasts forever).

6. Build your exhibit using our content tool, defining the structure, graphic design – and then adding your own text, images and video. You can then run it directly on a desktop computer and touchscreen installed in-gallery.

7. If you can fill in a form, you can build an exhibit with IGOR.

8. We’ll say it again, because people don’t always believe us: if you can fill in a form, you can build an exhibit with IGOR.

Download the IGOR trial

You can download fully working trial versions of IGOR from this page. IGOR works on Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7, and on Mac OS X 10.5 and greater. The trial version quits after 15 minutes – to purchase the full version , please get in touch.

What do I get?

When you install IGOR you will find a folder containing the following:

– The IGOR Content Tool (which is what you use to add and amend your content)

– The IGOR program (which is what users see on-gallery)

– The IGORWidescreen program (which is what users see on-gallery)

And also:

– A digital manual to help you get started

– Built-in access to our video tutorials

(If you are interested in creating an iPad/iPhone app please try our other product, Darwin.)

IGOR for Windows

Download the trial version for Windows computers

Download the manual

Installing on Windows

Once you have downloaded the installer, double-click to run it. We recommend you install IGOR onto your desktop (it doesn’t live in your Windows menu like other programs).

To see the Guided Tour demo exhibit, open the IGOR folder, and double-click the ‘IGOR’ or ‘IGORWidescreen’ app. To edit the Guided Tour demo exhibit, double-click the app ‘IGOR Content Tool.’

Depending on your security settings Windows may show an alert box saying it won’t let IGOR run: to get around this, click on ‘More options’ or ‘Show details’ and you should see a new button marked ‘Run anyway’.

IGOR for Macintosh

Download the trial version for Macintosh computers

Download the manual

Installing on a Mac

Once you have downloaded the disc image, double-click to ‘mount’ it and it will appear as a hard disc on your desktop. Open the disc then drag the IGOR folder to your desktop to install.

To see the Guided Tour demo exhibit, open the IGOR folder, and double-click the ‘IGOR’ or ‘IGORWidescreen’ app. To edit the Guided Tour demo exhibit, double-click the app ‘IGOR Content Tool.’

For Macintosh computers with OS X Mountain Lion or greater: you may need to change your application security default settings, in order to install and run IGOR. Go to System Preferences > Security & Privacy, select the tab ‘General’ then select ‘Allow applications downloaded from anywhere’.

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