Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture Official website renewal

COLSIS renovated the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT) website.
The MOT opened in 1995 and offers contemporary art in a systematic fashion with a focus on the art of post-war Japan. The museum reopened in March 2019 after a nearly three-year, large-scale renovation. While indoor signs, furniture, and various publications were renewed, the website too experienced a renovation with COLSIS (Alliance Port) in charge of every aspect of the direction, design, and construction.

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture
Project management / UI/UX design / art direction / design / front-end development / CMS development / infrastructure construction
March 2019

Approach, contents, and design

COLSIS (Alliance Port) listened to the MOT's wishes over a period of time from spring 2018 and brought to light points relating to the improvement of the website and the reopening of the museum. Since then, we have designed the entire page and such aspects as exhibition pages and the calendar page, newly built the "About MOT" page to encourage an understanding of the museum's work, employed Japanese and Western web fonts like those on the signs, and more.

We also released a special page in January 2019 to advertise the reopening in advance. The special page delivered information to help the reopening gain momentum, used the "+" shape in the reopening's commemorative logo for the museum's nickname, "MOT" (read as "motto", which means "more" in Japanese), and added colors and animation as elements livening up the different sections of the page.

Consideration to operation and security

COLSIS redesigned the CMS and employed SSL.

We employed Movable Type 7, and depending on the content, used centralized information management to link up the various exhibitions, events, and educational activities held throughout the year, making it possible to post closely related information on each page. We also employed a responsive design and have improved the management screen to one which takes into account service in multiple languages.

From a security standpoint, we also employed the SmartSync Pack plugin pack in addition to SSL. We divided the server for the CMS and the release and heightened security with a server distribution function. As a result, it also became easy to check out information on the museum prior to the release and improved operational convenience.

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