The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia’s Anish Kapoor ePublication was recently recognised at the global museum and technology conference Museums and the Web. The iPad application won the Rich Media category of the Best of the Web Awards.
ABOUT THE ANISH KAPOOR EPUBLICATION
In a world first, the publication is a ‘living catalogue’ which evolved over the course of the exhibition. This has allowed the Museum to present the singular experience of the exhibition and its installation through interviews, photographs and videos recorded on site and in the Kapoor studio.
A traditional printed catalogue produced months ahead of an exhibition fails to capture the installation challenges and the final presentation in situ.
The ePublication has unfolded in three steps: a preview, the installation and the exhibition itself.
- The Preview Edition launched the day of the exhibition opening and focused on the breadth of Kapoor’s practice.
- The Installation Edition explored the challenge of the exhibition installation through video interviews and documentation.
- The Final Edition reflects on the Anish Kapoor exhibition, adding a series of different perspectives on the exhibition from curators, visitors and MCA staff.
DOWNLOAD OR PREVIEW THE EPUBLICATION
The Final Edition of the ePublication is available to download via the iPad specific MCA Publications app in the Apple App Store.
ABOUT MUSEUMS AND THE WEB
The Museums and the Web conference is a global gathering of over 600 museum professionals, educators and students which explores the current use and potential of digital technologies in the museum sector.
I attended the Museums and the Web conference in Portland, Oregon in the United States to give a talk about the recent relaunch of the MCA’s website and accompanying ticketing, membership and store systems. The paper is now available online.