British Museum collection goes online


British Museum collection goes online

Rebecca Thomson

The British Museum is making its entire collection available on the web with one of the world's biggest museum online collection databases.

Records for around 260,000 objects will be available by the end of 2009. These will contain curatorial research and cataloguing information, and there will also be 110,000 images that viewers can "super-zoom" in on.

The newly launched Museum website also has a new, fully integrated online shop, and now covers all aspects of the museum's activities.

Venda provided the technology for the "super-zoom" tool, and also provide the e-commerce system. Vialtus Solutions provided web hosting for the site and the collections database, and Immediacy provided the content management system used to power the website. Cogapp provided the web site design and information architecture.

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