Websites as a publishing platform

Authored by: Tim Jones , David Simpson

The Routledge International Handbook of New Digital Practices in Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums and Heritage Sites

Print publication date:  November  2019
Online publication date:  October  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138581296
eBook ISBN: 9780429506765
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429506765-32

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Abstract

The home page of almost every art museum leads with information about current exhibitions, forthcoming events and contact details. Practical and important information, yes, but is this the best we can do? In 2011, a natural disaster placed Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū (Figure 31.1) in an unusual situation and gave us a story to tell. 1 Our attempts to work out what form that story should take, and how best to present it, changed the way we approached online content delivery. But more importantly, we also began to rethink our ideas about the digital face we presented to the world. Figure 31.1 Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū. Source: photo John Collie.

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