As of November 2006, the e-landscape has changed plenty
on the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh website. The central
site has been under heavy construction for most of this
year; and now, with building complete, visitors are being
treated to wonderful snapshots of what makes Carnegie Museums
of Pittsburgh truly unique. A special treat: The site’s
new calendar offers up-to-date information on what’s
happening at all four Carnegie Museums—exhibitions,
classes, films, lectures, musical performances, and special
member events. It can be searched by audience, by museum,
by event type, or by dates.
Highlights of the site include
a homepage that’s
always changing: Animated post cards at the top of the
page are constantly showing what’s new at the museums;
a yellow note card, updated daily, boasts how many things
there are to do that day; and a “Visitor Badge” gives
visitors the chance to view the site from their own perspective:
Member, Adult, Family w/kids, Teen/Young Adult, and Educator.
Another highlight: an interactive timeline of Carnegie
Museums’ storied history (click on “History” under
The theme of this brand new Carnegie Museums
web experience: Never the same place twice. So
how can you visit just once? Just like the four Carnegie Museums, the new site really
is never the same place twice.
also features a new member center called “MyMuseums,” where
members can manage their membership account and non-members
can sign up to
receive information tailored to their interests. And in
the main Membership section of the site, members can always
check to see what kinds of special Member events and offers
are coming up.
We wanted to create a central website that would package
all the wonderful things our four museums are—for
our members, and for the many people who may be visiting
our site for the first time,” says Carnegie Museums
President David Hillenbrand. “Now, all of our audiences
can go to one place to find information about our incredible
resources.” Visitors can go as deep into the Carnegie
Museums online resources as they like: Throughout the site,
visitors are cross-referenced to the websites of the four
Carnegie Museums to get even more information on topics
ranging from Collections to Research & Discovery.
Museums worked with Pittsburgh’s Wall-to-Wall
Studios to create its new site. Check it out today at www.carnegiemuseums.org.
And visit often!