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Museums in bid to revamp websites ahead of 1914 exhibition
9:29am Friday 16th August 2013 in Business news
BUSINESSES across the York area are being invited to get involved in a major project to develop new websites for some of the city’s biggest museums.
York Museum’s Trust is set to refresh a number of its websites in an effort to improve online facilities for visitors.
The Trust, which is responsible for the Yorkshire Museum and Gardens, York Castle Museum, York Art Gallery and York St Mary’s, hopes to launch the project ahead of a major new exhibition, 1914: When The World Changed Forever, which opens next July at the Castle Museum.
The sites are anticipated to also incorporate all of the Trust’s social media outputs including, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Mike Linstead, e-communications co-ordinator at the Trust, who is overseeing the project, said it was keen to hear from organisations in the region who would be interested in partnering up with the trust to successfully deliver exciting new sites.
“This is a really exciting time for York Museums Trust, as we are seeing lots of great developments taking place,” he said.
“York Castle Museum is currently undergoing refurbishment to launch a major new exhibition in 2014 while York Art Gallery is currently having an £8 million redevelopment.
“This has prompted us to address our online space and we are therefore looking to refresh our websites and move these forward alongside our exhibition spaces.”
He said expressions of interest were currently being sought, with a deadline of Friday, August 23.
• Anyone interested in finding out more about the project or receiving the official brief should contact Mike Linstead on 01904 687664 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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