Inside a New Online Exhibition Featuring the Getty’s Bauhaus Archives
From The Getty:
Launching today on getty.edu is the online exhibition Bauhaus: Building the New Artist, which has been more than a year in the making. The exhibition explores the Bauhaus school’s unique approach to teaching and learning through rare materials from the Getty’s archives. It also offers interactive features that invite you to try your hand at student exercises developed by Bauhaus luminaries Vassily Kandinsky and Josef Albers, as well as a customized animation of Oskar Schlemmer’s iconic theater production The Triadic Ballet.
The online exhibition is complementary to, but quite different from, a physical gallery exhibition opening on June 11 at the Getty Research Institute, Bauhaus Beginnings. The gallery exhibition explores the origins of the Bauhaus and draws on other rare material in the Getty archives.
In this post, three members of the cross-disciplinary team who created the exhibition—the project manager, UX/visual designer, and content strategist/editor—describe how we conceptualized the site, the design metaphor for online exhibitions we developed for the project, and the editorial and production process that got us to launch.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.