The Courtauld works to advance how we see and understand the visual arts, as an internationally-renowned centre for the teaching and research of art history and a major public gallery. Founded by collectors and philanthropists in 1932, the organisation has been at the forefront of the study of art ever since. This has been achieved through advanced research and conservation practice, innovative teaching, the renowned collection and inspiring exhibitions of its gallery, and engaging and accessible activities, education and events.
As part of the wider transformational project, the new website beautifully communicates the recently redeveloped brand. With a focus on ‘art for all’, it works exceptionally hard to guide users to relevant content. Menus are clear and simple, and signposts and calls-to-action are brought in to provide real focus. For example, The Courtauld Gallery and undergraduate and postgraduate courses are easily navigable from the home page.
With a varied set of challenges, a complex proposition and multiple stakeholders, the requirements were and are extensive. The net result is the development of a fit-for-purpose, secure, integrated, scalable and extensible platform that is data-driven and built on the latest version of WordPress. We also think it is exceptionally fine and good looking.
Photo credit: The Courtauld Gallery © Benedict Johnson
“We are absolutely delighted to see the new Courtauld website go live. The project has been a real triumph for all involved,” said Brian Healy, Head of Agency at Un.titled. “Collaborating with both The Courtauld and our friends at Spy Studio has been great, and collectively we’re really pleased with the end result. The UX design work we have done has really shone through and WordPress is the perfect platform to support The Courtauld’s ambitious technical roadmap. Our hope is that the new site aligns itself perfectly with The Courtauld’s long term digital strategy.”
There’s more to come, with future phases of work covering ticketing, CRM and ecommerce. A full case study will be available soon as well. Meanwhile you can take a look at The Courtauld’s website here.