Interactive Time Line Wins Award

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Keeping Faith with an Idea, an interactive time line documenting the design and construction of the Guggenheim Museum, recently received a Best in Class award in the Museum category at the 2010 Interactive Media Awards (IMA). The Best in Class award is the highest honor bestowed by the IMA and, according to the organization, “represents the very best in planning, execution, and overall professionalism.”

Produced as a special microsite in honor of the Guggenheim’s 50th Anniversary, the time line features previously unpublished archival materials such as letters, photographs, and films of the construction, as well as audio and video clips from structural engineers and architectural historians on the construction and architecture of the building. Keeping Faith with an Idea received high marks in all judging categories for the award including design, content, functionality, usability, and Web standards and compatibility.

The IMA award continues an impressive list of accomplishment for the time line. Commarts.com, the online component of Communication Arts magazine, featured it as “Webpick of the Week” in February. And earlier this year, the 2010 South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival named it a finalist for an interactive Web award in the Art category.

An expanded portrayal of the events featured in the time line appears in the book The Guggenheim: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Making of the Modern Museum.