Monash University Museum of Art released its new website
on International Museum Day 2020.
With a concept design by Studio Round, the new website is a highly visual and informative platform for exploring and learning about Monash Universitys renowned art collection and MUMAs eagerly anticipated programming. A space for art-led education and research, it is a log of MUMAs ongoing activities that serves both our University and wider communities.
With the website, MUMA launches a suite of over one hundred texts commissioned from art historians, curators, artists and translators between 2016 and 2019 to interpret and enhance understandings of art works held in the Monash University Collection. These two interconnected projects, 100 Works of the Monash University Collection and First Languages of the Monash University Collection, have opened the Collection to a broad range of voices and perspectivesfrom those who know it intimately, to those casting fresh eyes on it.
The website also includes an updated Browse feature that invites users to explore the more than 2,300 artworks that make up the Monash University Collection via artist name, medium and subject area (among other categories). Unlike most collections, over half of our artworks are always on display through loans to other galleries across Australia and overseas, as well as being included in collection displays across Monashs five campuses and in the study and workspaces of the Monash community. This new search toolalong with our updated exhibition, public program, education, collection and public art pagesgathers together the work we have been doing at MUMA: sharing new art, ideas, voices and research.
The launch of MUMAs new website on International Museum Day, and within the confines of the current pandemic, provides a timely opportunity to engage meaningfully with artworks in the Monash University Collection and MUMAs ongoing program. Resource-rich, visually animated and accessible, the website has been carefully conceived for audiences, both on-campus and off.