LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Hammer Museum
launched a newly redesigned website. Key features of the expanded site include visually engaging and comprehensive access to museum exhibitions, collections, and programs; responsive design that allows for a seamless user experience from phone to tablet to desktop; a curated presentation of the Hammers rich multimedia archive; and wide integration of social media throughout the website, encouraging visitors to engage with and share content.
The Hammer Museum worked closely with One Long House, the design cooperative behind the Made in L.A.2012 mini-site and award-winning mobile app Soundmap created for the exhibition. The new website similarly aims to engage both on-site and virtual audiences.
New features include:
Fully responsive design for seamless experience across all devices and platforms.
Visually engaging landing pages for exhibitions, collections, and programs with aggregated related multimedia and program information.
Comprehensive access to redesigned exhibitions archive from the last 15 years.
Streamlined presentation of multimedia archive of over 350 videos and 200 audio files to highlight and curate content more readily.
Wide integration of social media throughout the website to encourage users to share content.
Todays museum hours, map, and search bar in conveniently located in website header.
Easy-to-navigate calendar of more than 250 free public programs each year, including highlights of past programs.
Debut of new museum membership program, HAMMER PLUS, including Participate level membership, which can be earned through regular visits to the Hammer.
The Hammer Museum website will be a living archive and continue to develop as an even richer digital platform with in-depth, scholarly digital content that will allow visitors and researchers to deepen their engagement with the museums collections, exhibitions, and programs. Thanks to the recently awarded $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, in the coming months the Hammer Museum will expand its digital offerings and provide multiple points of access for its online audience from first-time museum visitors to researching scholars.