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British Council Visual Arts

We started working with the British Council in 2006, when we re-created their Online Collection website. The website was based on a pre-existing collection management system, which we integrated with our Qi content management system. In 2011 we moved the management of the collection to Qi, extended and relaunched the site, which now includes all of the British Council Visual Arts activities. Behind the scenes, The British Council now uses Qi to manage their collections as well as their website and library.

The British Council Visual Arts website on a desktop computer, mobile and tablet.
  • The home page follows a modular grid on which images, video, and twitter feeds may take one to three slots.

    Screen of the British Council Visual Arts homepage.
  • The British Council creates many opportunities to promote British art: the map on the top offers a view at a glance of worldwide activities, visitors can find current exhibitions organised by the British Council and artworks on loan to other institutions.

    Screen of the British Council Visual Arts what's on page.
  • Individual exhibitions feature one or multiple artists from the collections and travel to one or multiple venues. Individual exhibition pages focus on works included, venues, artists, installation images, video tours, description and review and (if available) a PDF catalogue to download.

    Screen of the British Council Visual Arts exhibition page.
  • The vast majority of the British Council Visual Arts activities is focussed on the works in their collection. On the website, each work becomes both the destination of each journey as well as the beginning of new narrative paths: artists, exhibitions, portfolios, etc.

    Screen of the British Council Visual Arts work of art page.
  • Similarly, artists are fulcrums of connections to exhibitions, works, projects and other events. As most of the collection focuses on contemporary art, artists are alive and contributing presences.

    Screen of the British Council Visual Arts artist page.
  • The landing page to the collection offers multiple ways to explore the over 9,000 works of contemporary British art owned by the institution. Visitors can browse highlights, new acquisitions, thematic portfolios or use the search tool to dig deep into the Collection’s archive.

    Screen of the British Council Visual Arts collection landing page.

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