A new site for the Rosenbach Museum & Library, the home of Maurice Sendak, Alice in Wonderland, James Joyce, Dracula, and countless other great works of literature.
Canary designed and developed a Drupal website for the Rosenbach Museum & Library which highlights the museum’s many exhibitions and events as well as its vast collection of rare books and manuscripts. We developed a robust and detailed design vocabulary that easily differentiates the many levels and types of content. The site is targeted toward several audiences, including museum visitors (new and returning), members, families, academics and researchers, funders, and general art and history enthusiasts.
We built upon Drupal’s Taxonomy system to allow site administrators to easily categorize anything they create on the site and use those categories to automatically draw connections between content across the site. This allows the site to flesh out pages with related content from other sections of the site, which helps visitors find more on the site that interests them. This in turn increases the time spent on the site, and their level of engagement with the Rosenbach.
About the client:
The Rosenbach Museum & Library in Philadelphia seeks to inspire curiosity, inquiry and creativity by engaging broad audiences in exhibitions, programs and research based on its remarkable and expanding collections. The museum was founded by legendary book dealer A.S.W. Rosenbach and his brother and business partner Philip. With an outstanding collection of rare books, manuscripts, furniture and art, the Rosenbach is a museum and world-renowned research library, set within two historic 1865 townhouses, that reflects an age when great collectors lived among their treasures.
Rosenbach Museum & Library
2008-2010 Delancey Place
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Wednesday & Thursday: 12-8pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12-6pm
Closed Mondays and National Holidays
Admission: Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and groups of 10 or more, $5 for students and children ages 5-18, and free for children under 5.