November 30, 2020

Metropolitan Museum of Art Unveils Redesigned Web Site, Info About 340,000+ Works of Art Online

From the Announcement:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has relaunched its website, www.metmuseum.org. Key features of the expanded and redesigned site include comprehensive access to more than 340,000 works of art in the Museum’s encyclopedic collections; extensive information and multimedia features on exhibitions, programs, and galleries; a completely new and streamlined design for greater ease of viewing the vast array of images, resources, and other material now online; and an interactive floor plan and multiple itineraries to enhance in-person visits to the Museum. The new website, which has been in preparation for three years, originally launched in 1996 and has not been thoroughly updated since 2000.

Some of the New Features:

  • Overviews of nearly 400 galleries at the Museum with a description and photograph of each, highlighted works of art within the gallery, and links to related content.
  • The complete holdings of many collections within the Met are now accessible online, totaling more than 340,000 works of art and including all works from the Museum’s collection currently on view. Additional object records will be posted on an ongoing basis, with the goal of establishing records online for the remainder of the collection as expeditiously as possible. These records include links to the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, an exceptional resource providing chronological, geographical, and thematic explorations of the history of art from around the world, as illustrated by the Museum’s collections.
  • A new and powerful search interface for the collections that accommodates complex searches, browsing, and simple ways to narrow results, as well as recommendations of related objects.
  • High-resolution images of many of the works of art, with zooming functionality allowing for detailed exploration and analysis.
  • A Media Gallery that centralizes an extensive range of videos, interactive features, and other interpretive media for visitors to enjoy.

Read the Complete Announcement

Direct to The Metropolitan Museum of Art Web Site

Direct to Search the Collections (341,515 Searchable Items as of Today)

Direct to Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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