The Österreichische Galerie Belvedere is situated inside Austria’s iconic Belvedere palaces, once the summer home of Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663-1736). Inside the museum, visitors are treated to a world-class permanent collection, featuring work by Enlightenment sculptor Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, Expressionist painter Oskar Kokoschka, and the largest single collection of work by famed symbolist Gustav Klimt.
Many of these priceless works are viewable online through the Belvedere’s eMuseum site. Designed to match their existing website through a “look and feel” customization, the site highlights such well-known paintings as Klimt’s Der Kiss (The Kiss), whose online object record is enhanced by an audio guide in German and a video guide in Austrian sign language.
To showcase an unprecedented level of visual detail, the eMuseum collection photos are viewable with a IIIF reader, allowing online visitors to perform deep zooms and see objects in a whole new way.