Online Collection Honored by Webby Awards

We’re pleased to announce that the Walters Art Museum’s Online Collection Website has been named an Official Honoree in the 2012 Webby Awards in the category of cultural institutions. The Walters’ collection website, launched in September, contains downloadable images and detailed information about more than 10,000 objects in the museum’s permanant collection. Images are provided under a creative commons licensee, making them freely available. Construction of the website was funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Walters, along with our partner agency, Fastspot are both very proud to be among the industry leaders recognized by the Webby Awards, which are known as the Internet’s most respected symbol of success. Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by the New York Times, the Webbys are the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, in categories ranging from Websites and interactive advertising and media to online film and video, mobile, and apps.