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The Irish Museum of Modern Art Launches New Website

A daily online calendar of events, exhibition guides and essays available to download and the permanent collection database of some 1,650 works are just some of the features now available on the Irish Museum of Modern Artís newly designed website, www.imma.ie, launched today Monday 15 November 2004.† Other innovations include booking forms, free postcards of works from the Museumís Collection and a larger text version of the site for the visually impaired.† The new website also makes available online an improved level of information and visuals and is a significant step forward in offering increased access to all the Museumís activities.

The complete redesign of the Museumís website has resulted in a visually strong, fresh new look which allows for easier navigation.† The top navigation includes four new sections Visit IMMA, About IMMA, Support IMMA and Contact IMMA.† All Museum programmes appear on the left-hand navigation and each heading has a drop-down menu for further information on a specific aspect of the programme.† Each exhibition features a selection of images, downloadable text from an essay or exhibition guide and links to other relevant sites.† All visuals for exhibitions have the option of zooming in on the image to view more details.† The Education and Community Programmeís entirely new section lists all its programmes and activities and comprises booking forms on various projects which are available to download.† The Permanent Collection database is now online and allows the visitor to search the Museumís Collection with a specific search query - a particular artist, artwork, collection or donation can be found at the touch of a button.†

The sites interactive features allows the user to register to receive regular information updates, send a free e-card to a friend, download booking forms and essays from exhibition guides and view an online daily calendar of events. The new site is Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) compliant and adheres to the WAI Level A Guidelines which provides a bigger text format of the site to allow the visually impaired to view the site. Other features includes a site map, search engine facility, links section, staff contact details and the option of a print version for every page.† The new site was developed by Redsky in consultation with Monica Cullinane, Public Affairs Executive, IMMA.

Commenting on the new website Enrique Juncosa, Director of IMMA, said ďWe are delighted with this new and clearer website. Its easy and fast navigation makes up-to-date and in-depth information about the Museum's activities available to all web users.† This new site is an excellent resource to all IMMA visitors from the foreign tourist to the student and the local residentĒ.

Contact details for Redsky
Redsky, Docklands Innovation Park, 128-130 East Wall Road, Dublin 3.†
Tel: +353-1-887 8620 Email: info@redsky.ie

For further information please contact Monica Cullinane or Patrice Molloy at Tel : +353 1 612 9900, Fax : +353 1 612 9999, Email : press@imma.ie

15 November 2004

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Ireland
Tel: +353-1-6129900, Email:
info@imma.ie