The Akron Art Museum is an art museum in Akron, Ohio. In 2021/22, we provided ongoing web development and support. We integrated the Qi collections management and Raiser’s Edge constituent relationship management systems into the Museum’s WordPress-based website. Additionally, we developed the Akron Art Mail multiformat publication using Quire.
The Museum Computer Network (MCN) is a US-based non-profit organization for professionals with an interest in the use of computer technology for museums. In 2022 we performed qualitative consumer sentiment analysis research for the association of museum technology professionals, Museum Computer Network (MCN). We employed focus groups and individual interviews to produce a report that informed the MCN board’s deliberations on strategic direction.
The Andy Warhol Museum is North America’s largest single-artist museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Continuing our years-long relationship, in 2021/22, we provided ongoing web development and support. We updated the navigation and upgraded the search of the Museum’s WordPress-based website. Additionally, we collaborated with the Center for Digital Experiences at Pratt Institute on a website visitation analysis.
Based in Chicago, Illinois, the Terra Foundation for American Art supports American art exhibitions, projects, academic research, and publications worldwide. In 2022, we designed and developed the pages announcing the new mission/vision/values and the forthcoming Foundation Report. We provided support that increased the stability and security of the Foundation’s WordPress-based website. Additionally, we collaborated with the Center for Digital Experiences at Pratt Institute on a website usability report.
Straddling the border between Windsor, Ontario, and Detroit, Michigan, the Media City Film Festival presents international film and digital art. In 2022 we helped launch a global, virtual iteration of the festival by designing its website and developing a WordPress integration for the CineSend secure video streaming service. We partnered with Hour Studio for the design.
The Chinese American Museum Los Angeles is dedicated to the history and experience of Chinese Americans in California. Continuing our years-long relationship, in 2021/22, we provided ongoing web development and support. In particular, we designed and developed microsites for the Year of the Ox and Collective Resilience exhibitions.
Based in San Francisco, California, Canyon Cinema distributes independent, avant-garde, and artist-made films. In 2022 we developed Canyon Cinema Connects, a platform allowing them to present curatorial programs online. We incorporated our custom integration for the CineSend secure video streaming service.
The Rubin Museum of Art in New York stimulates learning, promotes understanding, and inspires personal connections to the ideas, cultures, and art of Himalayan regions. In 2022 we provided digital consulting services to advance the Museum’s digital transformation. We conducted visitor journey mapping workshops with facilitator Allegra Burnette, led the selection of a Constituent Relationship Management solution with consultant Karen Bush, and performed a website visitor motivation analysis with the Center for Digital Experiences at Pratt Institute.
The Contemporary at Blue Star is the first and longest-running nonprofit space for contemporary art in San Antonio, Texas. In 2022, The Contemporary went through a years-long rebranding and worked with Spellerberg Associates to rethink its web presence. The final product was a newly designed and structured website that complemented the organization’s new name, brand, and visual identity. We partnered with Hour Studio for the design.
The Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago presents thought-provoking photography through groundbreaking exhibitions and programming, drawing from a collection of over 16,000 works. In 2021/22, we provided a range of digital consulting services to support its current needs and plans for expansion. We evaluated new collection management systems and collaborated with the Center for Digital Experiences at Pratt Institute on a website visitation analysis. We led the Museum through a complete website redesign, and developed the new site on WordPress. We partnered with Hour Studio for the design.
Spellerberg Associates began as an expression of my individual practice, but the volume and high quality of work we produced for museums and cultural institutions in 2021/22 wouldn’t have been possible without the ingenuity and diligence of the entire team. Content strategist and project manager Margaret Sternbergh, senior developer Zack Rothauser, developer Alex Wen, researcher Grace Poole, designers Mollie Edgar and Tobey Albright at Hour Studio, Amazon AWS specialist Micah Walter, SalesForce consultant Karen Bush, and facilitator Allegra Burnette – thank you!