The Walters Art Museum announces the launch of its redesigned works of art website with the removal of copyright restrictions on more than 10,000 online artwork images through a Creative Commons license . In addition to being able to download these images for free, the site introduces a new look and feel, and enhanced searching, tagging and community collections features. The website now has additional information about the artworks, including nearly a century of history concerning exhibitions and conservation treatments. It is also substantially more accessible to users with disabilities due to its increased compliance with the United States government’s internet accessibility standards.
A goal of the works of art site is to make the Walters’ artworks better known and shared with national and international audiences. Website visitors from around the globe can become online curators by selecting a favorite piece of art, clicking a button and adding the artwork to a personal collection that can be shared via Twitter and Facebook.
The upgrade to the Walters’ works of art website was funded by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Design and implementation support was provided by Fastspot.