In October, the McClung Museum relaunched its website mcclungmuseum.utk.edu with a new online search feature for the museum’s Arts and Culture collection and new, streamlined navigation for greater ease of viewing the resources and images online.
The online collections search was launched with several thousand objects from featured collections, including the museum’s map collection, Roman objects, art works on paper, and selected photographs. Staff will slowly add additional collections from the museum’s 28,000+ object Arts and Culture collections.
The new design and navigation reflect the wealth of content that make the McClung’s website unique. Having access to collections online will have a particularly strong impact on researching and teaching at the museum––professors, outside researchers, and students will be able to complete their own searches of the museum’s collections to guide and inspire their work. The museum also hopes that by putting the arts and culture collections online researchers and the public might help correct or add important detail and data to our collections.
Other collections slated for digitization in the upcoming months include the museum’s photography collection, Tang Dynasty ceramics, and additional historic photographs.