MoMA: big in Korea

Going through our site statistics this morning Allegra discovered that our largest spike in traffic (ever, it seems) happened on February 1st. A significant portion of that day’s site visitors came from a Korean site called Naver. I haven’t explored the details much, but it seems that on that one day Naver sent us around 64,000 hits (uniques?) to the Tim Burton exhibition subsite.

Crap, it’s becoming a regular feature isn’t it?


Nobody fucks with the Captain No

This is another MoMA-related bragging post, which I hope doesn’t turn into a regular feature here. Out of the dozens of questions we fielded that night I contributed (correct!) answers to exactly two, neither of which had to do with art history. Best team name goes to Glenn Lowry’s Apt (no official affiliation).

Link (See also) takes top museum website ranking

For the last year and a half I’ve been freelancing at MoMA’s digital media department, helping develop the front-end. In many ways it has been an ideal client for me: dependable pay, flexible terms, interesting work and people I get along with. I think I’ve done my best web development work here. So I’m very proud to see our efforts being recognized by Kunstpedia. Judith Dobrzynski summarizes the results on ArtsJournal:

The Museum of Modern Art takes the blue ribbon, with the Metropolitan Museum of Art not far behind.

Kunstpedia analyzed more than 680 museum websites worldwide, and ranked them thusly: “The scores are determined by comparing ranking data such as those of Google Page Rank, Alexa Ranking and Compete Ranking. Furthermore the number on-line references in the form of incoming links and references in user generated content have been analysed. The end score was determined by the sum of each individual score, given on basis of the position within the different data source which were analysed.”