As part of an effort to shape the future of scholarly publishing, the Getty Foundation in 2009 invited the Art Institute of Chicago and eight other museums to participate in a venture called the Online Scholarly Catalogue Initiative. This project aims to create new platforms for digital publications that provide in-depth curatorial research and conservation science alongside richly illustrated content in a format that readers find engaging, manageable, and unobtrusive. The IMA Lab worked with The Art Institute on their first two catalogues on Monet and Renoir. The AIC site, Renoir's True Colors: Science Solves a Mystery, received a bronze MUSE award for Interactive Kiosks at the 2014 MUSE Awards.
What We Did
The AIC chose the OSCI Toolkit as the platform for publishing their online scholarly publications. The IMA Lab provided implementation of the toolkit and the creation of a custom user interface as well as interactive features.