The Jewish Museum Launches New Website

August, 2014



The Jewish Museum launched a completely new website designed by Sagmeister & Walsh, the New York City design firm led by Stefan Sagmeister and Jessica Walsh, which also designed the Museum's new graphic identity. The website features a responsive design that gives users access to all site content across any device or screen size. It also offers richer content on the Museum and its collection, significantly increasing opportunities for online engagement.


The Jewish Museum's first completely new website since 1997, the site was built from scratch-incorporating best practices for design, functionality, and user experience. Personal accounts allow visitors to interact with the online collection in new ways and connect via social media. It also features a user-friendly, sortable calendar listing all Museum events and programs. In addition, the website provides a platform to present high-quality multimedia including live streaming, embedded video, archival video access, and original content such as online-only exhibitions.


In the "Collection" section, over 3,000 objects are featured-more than 10% of the Museum's collection of art, artifacts, and broadcast media reflecting global Jewish identity-with plans to increase to at least 20,000 works in the next five years. This rich database includes a sophisticated search function, enabling visitors to easily explore the collection. In addition, all public domain images are labeled and made available to visitors in high-resolution.


The Museum maintains a unique collection of nearly 30,000 works of fine art, Judaica, antiquities, folk art, ceremonial objects, and broadcast media which reflect the global Jewish experience over more than 4,000 years.

Updated: Sep. 23, 2014