Analysis of Three Museum Websites

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Analysis of Three Museum Websites
The Musee D'Orsay in Paris, The Musee du Louvre in Paris and the Museum of Modern Art (Moma) in New York are three world-class art museums that use their websites differently in an attempt to highlight their individual collections and programs. While the three websites share some common features each is unique and based on different purposes and goals.
When one opens the website for the Museum of Orsay in Paris one is met with a colorful display that focuses immediately on the museum’s current exhibits. The main portion of the screen shifts between exhibits of “James Ensor” and “Art Nouveau Revival” and a temporary presentation of some of the museum’s more famous works by Van Gogh, Gaugan, and...
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.....thers. In contrast, the Louvre focuses on its own history, which dates back hundreds of years as a castle. MoMa meanwhile emphasizes its ties to the New York City community.
All three of these museums have well-organized and easy to use websites. All three are attractive to users, but the MoMa appears to be the most visually and most youth oriented. The Louvre the most scholarly and the Orsay the most organized and business oriented.
Bibliography
The Musee D'Orsay. 2009. Accessed 28 October, 2009. <http://www.musee-orsay.fr/en/home.html>
The Musee du Louvre. 2009. Accessed 28 October, 2009. <http://www.louvre.fr/llv/commun/ home.jsp?bmLocale=en#>
The Museum of Modern Art. 2009. Accessed 28 October, 2009. <http://www.moma.org/