… blog about it in May!
Museums and the Web 2009 wrapped up with a challenge to all the inspired delegates: use the energy and ideas generated here to get one thing done in April. (The idea being that many small steps build momentum, and it’s too easy to ignore the small upgrades we should constantly be pushing out.)
Yesterday I pushed out a few small upgrades to our aging collection site:
You can now limit your search to objects that are On View
What works by Dan Flavin can you come see right now?
Can’t get enough of our collection? Add it to your browser’s built-in search box! When you’re on the Collection site, you should be able to pull down your browser’s search field and add “Walker Art Center”.
Bring it all together:
You’re a busy person. You’d love to come see Chuck Close’s Big Self-Portrait, and you know the Walker’s got it in their collection, but you see it’s not on view. You don’t have time to check our website every day, so how will you ever know when it goes on display? Easy: build a search that finds Big Self-Portrait, then turn on the “On View” flag. The object disappears (not on view), but you can subscribe to the OpenSearch RSS feed for this query (click the icon). Now, when Big Self-Portrait is available to see in the galleries, the object will show up in your RSS reader! (note: I picked this painting randomly. I make no guarantee about seeing it in the galleries any time soon. 🙂
So, baby steps. Get one things done that opens more doors.
#didonethinginapril (I tag Andrew at the MIA to get one thing done in May!)