Welcome to the new CMOA.ORG. It’s been an incredibly long time in the making and the aesthetic refresh was much needed. An amazing team helped pull this project across the finish line and their hard work is evident in the elegant new design. In addition to the new look and feel, we’ve also introduced some functional changes.

Most notable of these functional changes is the inclusion of our online collection within the framework of the museum website. CMOA.ORG now pulls real-time object data through an API to present object records on the site. This is vastly different than what we have done in the past. Being a new approach for the museum, we acknowledge the new data, as it is currently published, is somewhat limited. We have to start somewhere!

In the coming months, we will systematically work to increase the accessibility of our collection. This means publishing more records, offering more high-resolution images, improving search, opening up the metadata and integrating more effectively with the outside web. Keep an eye out on this blog for status updates from Travis Snyder, our amazing Collections Database Administrator.

We’ve also infused the new website with the incredible multimedia we’ve been producing over the past several months. Video is a great way to tell the stories of the people behind the art we show here. We will be publishing much more leading up to and during the 2013 Carnegie International this fall.

For now though, explore the site, peruse our collection and enjoy the stories that make up the new CMOA.ORG. Thanks for visiting.