March 2, 2016 New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday, by Jack Dziamba
THE 4TH MET ?
As reported by ArtDaily on March 1, 2016,
“The Metropolitan Museum of Art refreshed and upgraded its website and app today, introducing a series of new features and enhancements that create a more intuitive online resource and experience for its visitors, both online and within the institution. The launch coincides with the opening of The Met Breuer, the Museum’s new location on Madison Avenue and 75th Street dedicated to modern and contemporary art.
“The updated digital platform will serve to highlight and give equal digital prominence across The Met’s three locations—The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer (opening to the public March 18), and The Met Cloisters; introduce greater clarity and consistency to The Met’s onsite and digital offerings; and reinforce the new visual identity across the institution.”
“Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Met, said: “‘As The Met’s ‘fourth space,’ our digital presence is an integral part of our work. There is so much content available to audiences who might never be able to visit The Met. Nothing can replace standing before a work of art, but it is inspiring to see the ideas and cultures that are brought to life through our online features—voices and perspectives on over 5,000 years of visual expression. It is an endless resource that truly demonstrates the relevance of The Met.”‘
“The update of The Met’s website (metmuseum.org) involves a fresh design, simplified navigation, and more robust infrastructure. It has also been designed to work across all platforms—smartphones, tablets, and desktop computers—in order to improve the experience of the website for all users, no matter which platform they use.”
“The website—with half a million pages that encompass the Museum’s vast collection of art, hundreds of thousands of images available for download, and thousands of blog posts and videos—provides numerous ways to interact with The Met.
The Met App
“The Museum’s flagship app on iPhone, iPad, and Android has been refreshed with updated navigation, and a new Visit section that features all three locations. This free digital resource is the easiest way to see what’s happening at the Met every day, wherever you are. ”
The Met Breuer will officially open on March 18, 2016