March 5, 2010  |  Tech turns 1…and 15

It was one year ago tomorrow that we launched the latest redesign of (March 6 is a day that will be forever ingrained in the Digital Media team’s memory!) But MoMA has had an online presence for fifteen years now, since 1995, when an exhibition site for the design show Mutant Materials in Contemporary Design was developed. The following year, the Museum’s website,, officially launched, and we’ve been doing exhibition feature sites ever since (including our most recent one for William Kentridge: Five Themes).

Talk about a blast from the past. Here’s a look at through the ages:

Mutant Materials screenshot

Homepage of the Mutant Materials site, MoMA, 1995 in 1997 in 1997. The site featured basic information, focused primarily on visiting the Museum. in 2001 in 2001. More images, more colors, and more features in 2002

The "relook" of in 2008 in 2008. The focus with this redesign was on presenting the breadth of the Museum in 2010 today, re-envisioned as both a place of engagement and a source of useful information

In addition to the obvious design changes and major technical overhauls over the last fifteen years, so much of the nature of what we do online has changed. The site has become a destination in its own right, filled with audio and video content, interactive exhibition features, and material for different audiences, from kids to the elderly. As we move into year two of this edition of the site, we want to know what you would like to see on the site—so let us know!

Happy Birthday,!