We have just completed a major digital project at the Science Museum.
The ‘explore our collections’ section of the museum’s website was launched at the opening of the new Information Age gallery (a permanent gallery celebrating over 200 years of innovation in communications and information technologies).
The Information Age gallery project acted as a catalyst for a new online history of science platform. Historically, the Science Museum built a number of standalone micro-sites to deliver online content about the collections (such as Ingenious and Making the Modern World). Whilst individually successful these are are ultimately islands of content with separate databases.