City / Country: Madrid / Spain
Languages: Español / English
Web accessibility: W3C / AA level WAI 1.0 guidelines
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).
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.
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
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
- View piece's location on the map.
Eventually, some pieces contain also additional resources:
- GOOD PRACTICE Listen to the audioguide (mp3)
- In depth information
Information about current, upcoming and past exhibitions. Depending on the exhibition, it can contain introductory video sequences.
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
List of external websites containing information and recources about art.
Restoration and research
In depth information about the process of restoration of a museum's piece. Contains text, video and images.
Flash games for kids. Design is different from the main website.
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/).
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.
Only available in Spanish web. It proposes 4 itineraries for families visiting the museum. Provides documentation in pdf format.
Only available in Spanish web. Calendar that displays events and exhibitions on the museum. User can select a day.
No features for follow-up.
No online community 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. 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.
Simple and advanced (only in Spanish) searching devices.
Simple search with a year selector and an intro text box.
Only at Spanish version.
Clickable hierarchical map.
Tickets in advance
Opens a new window with a different design, that allows user to buy a ticket. Based on GTP Museum Solutions.
Opens in a new window with a different but plenty consistent design with the main website.