The “museumsplattform nrw”, which has existed since 2006, proves itself to be a unique and indispensable instrument for curated art on the net in times of rapid social digitalisation processes.
Besides detailed current information, it provides the user above all with a wide range of interactive and creative approaches to visual arts and its manifold forms of media communication.
In 2013, the »museumsplattform nrw« was awarded with the Grimme Online Award.
The site offers a new module since 2016 that emphasises its playful approach: Under »my museum«, art lovers now have the opportunity to curate their own digital exhibition and comment on it – and they are thus at the same time given an ideal forum for the productive exchange with like-minded people.
Further development steps are planned for 2017.
The platform offers comprehensive insight into the collections and activities of selected museums in NRW and thus stimulates visits to a museum at the same time.
In this way, “nrw-museum.de” provides museum visitors with news on exhibitions and events or features from the art scene on a regular basis.
Additional service offerings make the website a valuable planning tool for art trips.
The platform also offers varied, researchable information on the museums and their inventories on various levels, from the first half of the 20th century to the present day.
The platform's focus is on scientifically processed inventory as well as curated topics that are gradually updated and expanded: Almost 650 works by 400 artists from 27 museums are currently represented on the platform.
Above all, the focus of the collections ranges from the second half of the 20th century to current contemporary art, and includes older trends and styles such as Impressionism and Art Nouveau, Expressionism and Constructivism, Surrealism and New Objectivity.
Objects and installations, performance art and environments, action painting, informalism, pop art and concept art are represented just as well as new figuration, land, optical and body art, video and net art.