The Frick Collection and eMuseum Online Collections Software | Gallery Systems

The Frick Collection and eMuseum

Through their innovative adaptation of eMuseum, The Frick Collection has generated an exquisite collections website, a mobile app, and gallery kiosks, featuring object photos, historical and provenance data, and multilingual audio tours. With the IIIF tools in eMuseum, online visitors enjoy an in-depth viewing experience with the Mirador viewer, allowing for deep zooming to view artworks with an incredible level of detail.

IIIF example of side-by-side comparison and deep zoom | Image courtesy of The Frick Collection | Gallery Systems

Symphony in Flesh Color and Pink: Portrait of Mrs. Frances Leyland, by James McNeill Whistler (1871-74). Image courtesy of The Frick Collection, which uses eMuseum to display its collection online. Here, we are using the bookmark link to compare details related to one object in the IIIF viewer.

From inside an Upper East Side mansion, The Frick Collection displays a prominent art collection amassed by the late industrialist Henry Clay Frick, who once owned the home. Hundreds of notable objects, including Old Master paintings and European decorative arts, are viewable on their eMuseum site and official app.

Available for iOS and Android, The Frick Collection app uses a custom API implementation, created by Gallery Systems, to convert eMuseum data into an immersive user experience. App users can take a virtual tour of The Frick in six different languages, or use the app to narrate their in-person foray through the gallery.

IIIF side-by-side example | Image courtesy of The Frick Collection | Gallery Systems

Medal of Louis XIV, King of France, Medal of Louis XIV, King of France (b. 1638; r. 1643–1715), dated 1672, primary maker: Michel Mollart. Image courtesy of The Frick Collection, via eMuseum and the IIIF viewer. Here, we compare the obverse and the reverse of a medal.

For select exhibitions, The Frick offers in-gallery iPad kiosks using eMuseum technology to display object information and promote visitor engagement. The kiosk viewing mode was a custom design by our team.

Project Details

Client:The Frick Collection
Location:New York, New York
URL:collections.frick.org
Features:eMuseum API
Kiosk Mode
Map our Collection
My Collections
Project Type:Public-facing website and app

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