CONTENT RICH MUSEUM SITE: THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which has been trying to rebrand itself over the last year as a more visitor-friendly art behemoth, unveiled a redesigned website on Monday, the first time the site has been thoroughly updated in more than a decade.

The site also shows off the results of a huge undertaking ordered by Thomas P. Campbell, the museum’s director: that the curatorial departments make images and information available online for all of the almost two million items in the collection. About 340,000 comprehensive entries for objects are included on the revamped site, 200,000 of which have been created over the last nine months. The site also has a new multimedia section, making videos, recorded lectures, interactive educational programs and other digital projects more easily accessible.

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