NATIONAL CRAFT GALLERY UNVEILS ITS NEW LOOK WEBSITE
13th March 2012
|The National Craft Gallery has unveiled its new look website complete with new logo identity. The redesigned website offers a colourful new aesthetic with improved functionality and navigation.
National Craft Gallery
Large visuals showcase the beautiful craft on exhibition while the improved navigation makes it even easier for online visitors to access resources and content.
New additions to the website include a ‘What’s on’ listing which highlights upcoming gallery events at a glance. Videos are also embedded to support the current exhibitions (this month you can learn how to make a coil pot) whilst a new online calendar allows you to plan your next visit to the National Craft Gallery to coincide with an activity, event, workshop or talk.
Current, future, past and touring exhibitions are listed allowing visitors to revisit their favourite exhibitions or catch then at their next gallery destination. With accessibility being the key both online and offline; the National Craft Gallery’s new website features a resource learning section for adults, families and schools including a free download education kit for Senior Cycle students ‘Leaving Certificate Art Appreciation at the National Craft Gallery’.
Visit the National Craft Gallery online at www.nationalcraftgallery.ie or in person at Castle Yard, Kilkenny.
The National Craft Gallery acknowledges the support and mentoring received from Fáilte Ireland for this redesign and rebrand project.
Established by the Crafts Council of Ireland in 2000, the National Craft Gallery is Ireland’s leading centre for contemporary craft and design. The National Craft Gallery inspires appreciation, creativity and innovation through their exhibition and education programmes, and play a critical role in building understanding of craft and material culture in Ireland.
Its programmes feature Irish and international designers, artists and makers across a variety of disciplines who push the boundaries of their chosen materials and techniques in deep and questioning engagement with the making process. The National Craft Gallery provides a platform where work can be explored in wider cultural contexts, to develop understanding of the traditional roots of Irish craft and design, and its future potential.
Through their programmes and partnerships the National Craft Gallery have reached an audience of over 100,000 people nationwide in 2011, and continuing to develop new audiences for craft is a key part of their activities. Through showing and interpreting the highest quality national and international work, they educate and inspire, raising standards and encouraging critical dialogue and learning in the process.
The National Craft Gallery's touring programme works with Irish and international venues and partners to bring their critically-acclaimed exhibitions to a wider audience, and in 2012 they will tour exhibitions to Scotland, to the Saatchi Gallery in London and to Dublin, Galway and Cork.
See www.nationalcraftgallery.ie for opening hours. Admission free.