The Corning Museum of Glass has launched a redesigned website at http://www.cmog.org. The site offers new content, increased access to the Museums collection and new user-friendly features. The front page serves as a starting point to explore 35 centuries of glass art: the site now features thousands of videos, articles, images and resources on glass and glassmaking.
The Corning Museum of Glass is the authority on glass, and we wanted to make as many of our resources available online as we could, says Karol Wight, executive director. Weve made new digitized materials from our Library available, are sharing every single video weve ever produced and are publishing articles that address glass from many angles. Visitors to our site can easily access information about glass at any level that interests them.
The redesigned site provides a new integrated search function that allows visitors to access more than 200,000 records from both the Museums comprehensive collection of art and historical glass and the Rakow Research Librarys collection of archival and reference materials on the history of glass and glassmaking.
More than 30 years of images from the Museums prestigious annual journal, New Glass Review, are now available to view online for the first time. An All About Glass section features more than 350 videos, 100 articles, and 225 recently digitized books from the Rakow Research Library, as well as glass term definitions and podcasts.
The Museums popular YouTube channel is now integrated into the site, featuring glassmaking techniques, demonstrations from master glassblowers, and interviews with glass artists.
Additional new features on http://www.cmog.org
In-depth collections records including related multimedia, publications and exhibition information, as well as provenance, related objects and user tags.
A collection set feature allowing visitors to save and share collection objects, articles, events and media across the site.
Overviews of the Museums galleries, highlighting featured objects in the collection.
Online registration for glassmaking classes at The Studio, the Museums glassmaking school.
An improved calendar including a daily demonstration schedule, current exhibitions on view and special events.
The Museums blog, Behind the Glass, is now accessible on the site providing a behind the scenes look at glass conservation, glass artists and the Museums events and programming.
A mobile site, providing information for planning a visit on the go and access to collections information in a smart-phone optimized format.
The Museum partnered with IMA Lab, the media and technology group at the Indianapolis Museum of Art for the website redesign project. IMALab designed and developed the site, working on new solutions to bring the Museums various collections to the web.