Guggenheim App Garners Webby Award Nomination, Website and App Honored
The Guggenheim app has been nominated for a Webby Award in the Mobile & Apps: Best Visual Design-Function category and has been named as an honoree in the Mobile & Apps: Education & Reference category. In addition the video section of Guggenheim.org has been named an honoree in the Web: Cultural Institutions category.
Launched in 1995, the Webby Awards honor excellence on the Internet, awarding two recipients in category, one selected by members of the International Academy of Arts and Sciences and one, the People’s Voice, chosen by vote on the Webby website. We invite you to download and explore the Guggenheim app and cast your vote through April 24.
Elegantly designed for ease of use, the Guggenheim app provides an interactive educational platform for visitors to the Guggenheim and mobile-device users around the world. With the app, users can browse more than 1,400 collection works and learn about the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright building through guides in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. There is quick access to key visitor information, including a museum map, museum hours and location, and a calendar of events, and selected exhibitions feature educational guides for families and kids.
Special care has gone into ensuring a high degree of accessibility for those with disabilities. Accessibility features include Verbal Description, text enlargement, and, for iOS devices, VoiceOver technology for visitors who are blind or have low vision. For visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing, the app provides audio transcripts and closed-captioning for videos on iOS devices, and on-site devices are T-coil compatible.
Also named as a Webby honoree, the recently redesigned video section of Guggenheim.org offers an easy-to-use and attractive way to discover and watch videos about exhibitions, artists, and the museum’s history and collection. It currently features more than 150 HD videos, covering topics such as artist profiles, painting, and urbanism.
These Webby recognitions continue the Guggenheim’s digital successes. In 2013, the museum was a nominated for its blogging hub, and in 2012 the BMW Guggenheim Lab website and the app for Maurizio Cattelan: All were both honored by the Webbys.