The International Quilt Museum was established in June 1997 when native Nebraskan Ardis and Robert James donated nearly 1,000 quilts to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The museum has the world's largest publicly held quilt collection, dating from the early 1700s to the present and representing more than 50 countries.
UNANIMOUS partnered with the International Quilt Museum to design and develop a sophisticated and intuitive website showcasing their extensive, global quilt collection. The updated design and enhanced features provide an improved experience for website visitors seeking information on quilts, programs, activities, events, exhibitions, reports, quilt study donors, and sponsors.
Website Project Details
Website Design Objectives
Showcase quilt collection, events, and exhibitions
Create a user-friendly tool to allow visitors to search for quilts based on various filters
Ensure ADA compliance across the entire site
Create a website that is intuitive and easy for the International Quilt Museum staff to update, manage, and maintain
A modern website design that provides visitors with a wealth of information regarding quilt collections, events, exhibitions, and more
Dynamic, searchable quilt collection allowing visitors to search by title, origin, pattern, technique, and other criteria
ADA-compliant website that is accessible to all people with disabilities
The website was built using the Drupal CMS, which is intuitive to manage, easy to update, and created many workflow efficiencies
Museum Website Exhibitions
Exhibitions are an important part of the International Quilt Museum's mission to celebrate the artistic significance of the quilts. UNANIMOUS designed a platform to showcase current, past, upcoming, and traveling exhibitions.
Each exhibition section displays the dates, title, description, and curator information. The exhibition feature is customizable and allows unique sections to be added, such as quilt previews, the history of the collection, and information on the origin, technique, and fabrics.
Creating a new website can be daunting. However, we found in UNANIMOUS what we were looking for; a collaborative process that was on time and within budget. Because they listened, we have an artistic, engaging website that is more reflective of who we are.