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General information


URL: http://www.museodelprado.es/en/
City / Country: Madrid / Spain
Theme: Art
Languages: Español / English
Platforms: Web
Web accessibility: W3C / AA level WAI 1.0 guidelines

Maps


Maps on the website are only available from pieces' information pages (see for instance: http://www.museodelprado.es/en/the-collection/online-gallery/on-line-gallery/obra/portrait-of-a-man/, option Location on the map at the bottom of the page).

Exhibitions


The Collection

http://www.museodelprado.es/en/the-collection/
This section contains information about the museum catalogue, distributed by genders (painting, sculpture, prints and drawings and Decorative arts).
Each gender subsection contains sequential textual information, with some images that can be zoomed.

Online Gallery

http://www.museodelprado.es/en/the-collection/online-gallery/
This section allows users to access to 2000 works of the Museum's collection, by means of a search device.
Simple search allows selecting search by author or by title.

There is also an advanced search device, only available in Spanish version.

Work's information page

http://www.museodelprado.es/en/the-collection/what-to-see/1-hour-in-the-museum/obra/artemis/
Each work's information page contains technical and historical information about the piece, and contains options to:

  • Expand the image (opens it in a new window)
  • GOOD PRACTICE Zoom in the image, using a draggeable scrollbar

http://www.museodelprado.es/en/the-collection/online-gallery/on-line-gallery/zoom/2/obra/portrait-of-a-man/oimg/0/

  • View piece's location on the map.

Eventually, some pieces contain also additional resources:

  • GOOD PRACTICE Listen to the audioguide (mp3)
  • In depth information

Exhibitions

http://www.museodelprado.es/en/exhibitions/
Information about current, upcoming and past exhibitions. Depending on the exhibition, it can contain introductory video sequences.

Resources


Education resources

http://www.museodelprado.es/en/education/resources/

Temporal line collection

http://www.museodelprado.es/en/education/resources/temporal-line-collection/

GOOD PRACTICE Interactive timeline with artistic movements and its more significant works available in the museum.

Research > Online bibliographic resources on art

http://www.museodelprado.es/en/research/library/online-bibliographic-resources-on-art/

List of external websites containing information and recources about art.

Restoration and research

http://www.museodelprado.es/en/research/restoration-and-research/

In depth information about the process of restoration of a museum's piece. Contains text, video and images.

Prado play

http://www.museodelprado.es/fileadmin/Image_Archive/FLASH/PradoPlay/swfingles/prado_ingles/motorPrado.swf

Flash games for kids. Design is different from the main website.

Online encyclopedia

Only available at Spanish web. Encyclopedia about artists and museum's pieces.

User can browse (http://www.museodelprado.es/enciclopedia/indice/voces/) or search (http://www.museodelprado.es/enciclopedia/enciclopedia-on-line/).

Visit planning


What to see

http://www.museodelprado.es/en/the-collection/what-to-see/

GOOD PRACTICE It offers three routes for visitors, depending on the time available for the visit. Routes of 1, 2 and 3 hours cover the most important artists represented in the Museum.

Family itineraries

http://www.museodelprado.es/educacion/educacion-propone/itinerarios-para-familias/

Only available in Spanish web. It proposes 4 itineraries for families visiting the museum. Provides documentation in pdf format.

Calendar

http://www.museodelprado.es/actividades/calendario/

Only available in Spanish web. Calendar that displays events and exhibitions on the museum.  User can select a day.

Visit follow-up


No features for follow-up.

Online community


No online community features.

Mobile features


No features for mobile devices.

Searching & browsing


Conventional browsing behavior based on a main left menu, and a secondary menu on its right side.
Additional options are gathered at the left side of the page.

Simple search

http://www.museodelprado.es/en/aplicaciones/results/?no_cache=1
Simple search. Not advanced search. Search tool located at the side of the page.
When results range is wide, an index of sections appears, so that user can filter results.

Online gallery

http://www.museodelprado.es/coleccion/galeria-on-line/

[http://www.museodelprado.es/index.php?id=995&L=0&tx_obrasadv=1]
Simple and advanced (only in Spanish) searching devices.

Exhibitions> past

http://www.museodelprado.es/exposiciones/historico/
Simple search with a year selector and an intro text box.

Encyclopedia

http://www.museodelprado.es/enciclopedia/enciclopedia-on-line/
Only at Spanish version.

Site map

http://www.museodelprado.es/en/pie/web-map/
Clickable hierarchical map.

Subscription


RSS

http://www.museodelprado.es/index.php?id=1927

Newsletter

http://www.museodelprado.es/en/submenu/newsletter/

Online transactions


Tickets in advance

https://www.gtp.es/prado/oberonweb_venta/

Opens a new window with a different design, that allows user to buy a ticket. Based on GTP Museum Solutions.

Museum shop

http://www.tiendaprado.com/index.php

Opens in a new window with a different but plenty consistent design with the main website.

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