The Walters Art Museum
Works of Art, Online Art Collection / Arts & Cultural
Fastspot was contacted by the Walters Art Museum to explore the possibilities and challenges of bringing its online collection beyond the constraints of The Museum System (TMS), a database software used by museums for cataloging purposes. Fastspot developed a strategy for addressing the technical hurdles while creating an elegant and useful new interface for exploring the artwork.
A new intuitive and inviting interface now welcomes site visitors, encouraging exploration of more than 10,000 art images and information. Users can download high-quality images; get information about objects, including their conservation and exhibition histories; tweet or post on Facebook about objects; and tag objects, creating their own personal online art “collections” and sharing them with other users. Users can also subscribe to the “Artwork of the Day” RSS feed.
You can read more about the evolution of this project, including some of the unique challenges our teams faced, on the blog post "The Making of a New Online Museum".Launch Project