The Akron Art Museum Online Collection is now available to explore. Thanks to generous support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, we have completed initial design and implementation of our website and launched with approximately 500 objects from the museum’s collection. Since launching last month, the site has already undergone several updates to make more objects available to our virtual visitors, and will continually expand over the next year until our entire 5,000 object collection is represented .
Our Online Collection already contains many objects beyond those on view in our physical galleries and delves deep into the archives to highlight pieces even a faithful visitor might not have seen before. People can access extensive educational material, short essays for major works, exhibition histories, provenances, and biographies of artists. Years of documentation and research have gone into the online content, while work over the past year has paid off in an intuitive and interesting catalog design.
Making the collection available online allows the Akron Art Museum to fulfill our mission of enriching lives through modern art and reach a broader audience to communicate the significance of our holdings. We’re very excited about our new Online Collection website, and can’t wait to continue sharing more wonderful objects from our archives with the world.
Explore and share our collection now at http://www.akronartmuseum.org/collection