New Brunswick, NJ – The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University has expanded its digital footprint, inviting the public to explore artwork featured in more than 100 past exhibitions, dating back to 2009, on the platform eMuseum.
“This opens up our galleries to everyone for free, no matter where you are or your reason for searching,” said Kiki Michael, associate registrar at the Zimmerli. “Whether you saw one of our previous shows and want to revisit it, are conducting scholarly research, or recently discovered the Zimmerli and are curious to learn more, you have the opportunity to browse at your convenience.”
The digital database provides access to 30,000 object records, including some 8,000 images of works, in the Zimmerli’s collection. In addition, a user may save “Favorites” after creating a free individual account and share selections on the site, as well as on social media.
The Zimmerli launched zimmerli.emuseum.com in 2019, reflecting its permanent holdings. Visitors have the options to search by the museum’s five collection areas – Art of the Americas, Asian Art, European Art, Russian Art & Soviet Nonconformist Art, Original Illustrations for Children's Literature – as well as the mediums of painting, sculpture, photography, and works on paper. Additional topics, such as Recent Acquisitions and Study Gallery highlights, are also featured.
The Zimmerli is one of more than 800 clients worldwide using eMuseum software by Gallery Systems to make its art collection searchable from personal devices.