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Albright-Knox Art Gallery Launches Redesigned Website With New Features

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Buffalo, NY – The Albright-Knox Art Gallery has launched a redesigned website containing many new features at www.albrightknox.org. The site was designed and developed by Emmy award–winning digital agency Bluecadet under the management of the museum’s Publications department.

A focal point of the new website is the Search the Collection section, which enables users to search for artworks in the Albright-Knox’s collection by artist, title, object type, date range, and more. Site visitors can also see which works are on view, collection highlights, and recent acquisitions. The site provides basic information about each artwork and a large image for most works. Where copyright allows, users can enlarge and download images for personal and educational uses. This section of the website was made possible, in part, due to funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Additional new features include a Plan Your Visit page that allows visitors to see what events and exhibitions are happening on any given day; a Find an Event page that lets visitors browse upcoming events, or search by date, type, audience, and keyword; and a Learn & Discover section that guides visitors to explore the museum’s offerings by audience—adults, educators, kids and families, Members, researchers, teens, and visitors with disabilities.

Users can also learn more about the AK360 campus expansion, current and upcoming exhibitions, membership offerings, ongoing programs, public art projects, and much more.

About Bluecadet

Bluecadet provides strategy, innovation, transformative products, and environments to the world's leading cultural brands. They seek to partner with organizations with the greatest content and causes, to engage and broaden audiences through increased knowledge, engagement, and action. Their interdisciplinary team of strategists, designers, researchers, and technologists, based in Philadelphia and New York City, have produced world-class, award-winning products and experiences. Their clients include Harvard's Graduate School of Design, MoMA, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The New York Public Library, Doctors Without Borders, Financial Times, Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, and NASA. Bluecadet is frequently recognized with top industry awards and publications, including an Emmy Award and top honors from the Webby Awards, Apple's Editor's Pick, the FWA, and SXSW Awards. 

About the Institute of Museum and Library Services

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and approximately 35,000 museums. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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