The Kress Foundation’s recently redesigned website by C&G Partners has won a 2021 Non-Profit Standard of Excellence WebAward from the Web Marketing Association, recognizing the best in web design across 96 industries. The new site for Kress brings together over 3,000 works of art from the widely distributed Kress collection, which cannot be seen in one place anywhere in real life — nor this close up.
Dedicated to advancing the study, conservation, and enjoyment of the vast heritage of European art, architecture, and archaeology from antiquity to the early 19th century, the Kress Foundation worked closely with C&G Partners to ensure that art historians and enthusiasts alike could explore the full breadth of the collection, using a highly visual tool.
Site search offers different views including a visual gallery, interactive map, and comprehensive list layouts.
A powerful digital viewer based on the IIIF API allows users to zoom to levels that expose brushstrokes, paint textures, and the evidence of time in extreme detail.
Search filters have a highly detailed capacity, enabling search by a long list of data fields. In addition to the collection, the site also showcases the prestigious grant programs that The Kress Foundation offers, and hosts an interactive timeline of the history of the organization.
The Kress Foundation website redesign is the most recent in a long series of projects by C&G Partners for Kress, including brand identity and print projects.