COLLECTION CONNECTION #99 includes articles about two web projects we have recently completed for Auckland Art Gallery and The Frick, a survey on the effects of publishing collections online, and a profile of Surf World’s use of eHive.
In May this year I spoke at the annual Museums Australia conference about “How to cope when you open your digital doors“. As research for the talk I sent out an online questionnaire and had follow-up discussions during with fifteen art and heritage organisations that had made the commitment to share the bulk of their collection records online.
A longer version of the presentation is coming out next year in the post-conference Museums Australia journal, but in the meantime you can read a quick recap of the survey results.
Surf World is a unique museum that showcases Australia’s largest collection of Surfboards, along with related photographs, oral histories and memorabilia. Surf World are now cataloguing their collection and sharing it online through eHive.
The Frick Collection in Pittsburg have published highlights of their collection online for the first time. They are using Vernon Browser’s mobile-friendly templates to share images and key cataloguing information about the works. The data in Vernon Browser is also being used to drive touch tables within the gallery.
Auckland Art Gallery have been hard at work this year on their new website. They have collaborated with Pixel Fusion, a company which specialises in developing digital projects from early ideas to completed products. The new website includes a simplified menu structure, updated branding and mobile support.