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Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art and eMuseum

Built on eMuseum framework, the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art’s online collection blends effortlessly with the overall look and feel of their main website. Discover how the museum enriches their object records with a novel display of related geographical data, shown through a custom map feature at the end of each record.

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The museum’s online collection features object records’ related geographical data thanks to the custom map feature.

Residing on the Hamilton College campus in Clinton, New York, the Wellin is a teaching museum that showcases the inner workings of a museum to students, along with a broad-reaching collection of 6,000 objects. The permanent collection’s holdings range from Ancient Mediterranean artifacts to British Modernism paintings and contemporary photography.

Page showing an art object's picture and information.

Detailed information is available in every object’s object record.

To bring these diverse objects together, the Wellin requested a personalized geological feature for their eMuseum site. Through a series of maps, each object record showcases the artist’s origin, where the object was made, excavated, or published, and even the location depicted in photographs and relevant paintings.

The objects within The Wellin’s collection are frequently studied by students, faculty, and researchers. To assist in the research process, their eMuseum object records hold rich historic and provenance detail, and they can be saved and sorted into groups using the My Collections feature.

Project Details

Client:Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College
Location:Clinton, New York
Features:Geographic map feature, eMuseum API, My Collections
Project Type:Public-facing website