Mediacurrent Launches Newly Redesigned Website for Emory University's Michael C. Carlos Museum

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New website will be a place to discover artistic collections from around the world

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Drupal's powerful taxonomy system, fine grained security, and distributed architecture made it a natural choice to capture the in-depth functionality Carlos was looking for. This launch is the collaborative effort of many different parties and we're glad to have assisted the Carlos Museum in executing their technical vision.

Mediacurrent, an Atlanta based interactive firm, is proud to launch the newly redesigned website for Emory University's Michael C. Carlos Museum. Utilizing the Drupal content management system (CMS) the site will serve as a web portal for showcasing one of the Southeast's premier collections of Classical, Ancient Egyptian, Near Eastern, Ancient American, African, and Asian art, as well as a collection of works on paper from the Renaissance to the present. The museum provides unique opportunities for education and enrichment in the community and promotes interdisciplinary teaching and research at Emory University. Annual participation from 100,000 visitors, 30,000 children, and almost 1 million internet users of Odyssey Online, Carlos Museum's interactive website accessed by classrooms around the world, reveals the Museum's commitment to making art and artifacts relevant and accessible to all.

The Mediacurrent team was led by web developer Trent Wyman who commented, that "Drupal's powerful taxonomy system, fine grained security, and distributed architecture made it a natural choice to capture the in-depth functionality Carlos was looking for. This launch is the collaborative effort of many different parties and we're glad to have assisted the Carlos Museum in executing their technical vision."

After years of continuous growth, the structure of the website needed to be overhauled to improve navigation and the overall visitor experience. The website has a new template system that offers a much more consistent look and feel and overall site structure. The creative work was completed by Atlanta based firm Times 3 Design.

Other new features to the site include:

  • Calendar of Events - the site has a dynamic events calendar with a listing of podcasts for audio downloads.
  • Case Studies - visitors can now view detailed case studies that outline the restoration of various pieces within the Carlos Museum.
  • Inventory - all of the museum's extensive bookshop inventory is now displayed on the site.

Kirk Leitch, project manager at Times 3 Design, who led the Emory web team said, that "the Drupal CMS will now allow Emory administrators to seamlessly update and edit content within their site. The redesigned site is an upgrade over the previous version, especially when it comes to being able to display the amazing artistic pieces the Carlos Museum has to offer. The alliance we formed with Mediacurrent and the specialty expertise they offered in Drupal was critical to our launch."

About Mediacurrent
Mediacurrent is an Alpharetta (suburb of Atlanta), Georgia based boutique interactive services firm that has developed a specialization and consulting vertical within the free, open source Content Management System (CMS) called Drupal. Mediacurrent offers strategic direction and tactical implementation of an array of creative and technical solutions. For more information regarding Mediacurrent's services and portfolio please visit http://www.mediacurrent.com .

About Times 3 Design
At Times 3, individual talent combines with solidarity of vision to create strong, meaningful design solutions for our clients. Since 1988, we have provided a broad range of graphic design and communications services to clients in both the nonprofit and corporate sectors. We are driven by the belief that work can be socially responsible and achieve results, and we have built our reputation on it ... design that makes a difference. Learn more about Times 3 Design at http://www.times3.net .

About Emory University's Michael C. Carlos Museum
The Michael C. Carlos Museum, founded in 1919, has long been dedicated to collecting, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting art and artifacts from antiquity to the present. Some 16,000 artifacts from ancient Egypt, the Near East, Greece, Rome, the Americas, Asia, and sub-Saharan Africa, as well as works on paper from the Renaissance to the present day, provide visitors with a glimpse into the art and history of world cultures. The Carlos Conservation Laboratory also offers teaching and training opportunities for students interested in pursuing careers in art, conservation, preservation, and science. Located at the heart of Emory University's Atlanta campus, the Carlos Museum serves as the South's premier museum of ancient art. Learn more about the Michael C. Carlos Museum at http://carlos.emory.edu .

Contact Information:
Mediacurrent
Dave Terry, VP Client Services
1-866-507-0005 ext 201
dave.terry@mediacurrent.com
http://www.mediacurrent.com

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