Twenty years after Nicholas Pioch established the WebMuseum, online technological innovations have made it possible for art museums of all sizes to share their collections with audiences more broadly than ever before. Be it an exhibition that exists solely online or a searchable repository to aid both professionals and casual users, the ability to provide unique artistic experiences for constituents worldwide allows museums to reach individuals who otherwise may not visit the physical premises housing their collections. For those organizations wishing to improve their online presence, how to get started?
Creating Online Exhibitions and Research Tools, AMTLab's latest publication, provides an overview of current practices and recommended guidelines for managers of art museums. With award criteria and recommendations from Museums and the Web, the American Library Association, and the Webby Awards, Creating Online Exhibitions and Research Tools is a reference for those arts managers looking to increase or augment how their collections are shared online.