Tuesday, 12 July 2011

A new website for MoDA and scheduled downtime

Here at MoDA we're only too aware of the shortcomings of our current website, which is why we're so excited about launching a new and improved website in October! It's currently in development and will go live in October, when MoDA re-launches with a new Collections Centre, and a new program of touring exhibitions.

The new website will really showcase MoDA's collections in a way the current website doesn't. The whole site will be structured around our database of objects so you can browse, explore, or search the collections however you like. Whether you're looking for a taster of what we have, a bit of visual inspiration, or you have a specific research enquiry you'll find what you want more easily.

Image taken from a poster advertising Halifax Building Society, 1930s (BADDA4719)

We've been busy putting together themed groups of objects so that exploring different parts of collections is simple, whether it's wallpapers, the 1950s, or suburbia you're interested in. You'll also be able to see the best of MoDA's most popular and successful past exhibitions, and use these as a jumping off point to explore the collections.

All of this does mean that we'll unfortunately be without a website between the end of July, and October 2011. We're sorry not to be able to offer access to our collections database during this time, but we hope you'll agree that the new website will be worth the wait! And as ever, you'll be able to find all the latest MoDA news right here on the blog.

Image taken from the Time Furnishing Co. brochure, 1930s (BADDA512)

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