The Menil Collection website empha- sizes the museum’s special campus. The museum’s progressive legacy in the civil rights movement, its strong collection of surrealist art, and its unique historical approach to exhibi- tion design, inspired a colorful and even theatrical approach to the web design and user experience, even as the design remains sober and even minimalist in its design.

Behind the scenes, the website’s calendar is integrated with the muse- um’s Sharepoint installation, and its online collection is integrated with
the museum’s TMS installation (a system used by many museums to manage collection objects internally). This allows artworks from TMS to be fully integrated into our areas of the site, including search results, exhibi- tion pages, and elsewhere. The site also features an integrated shop and an innovative “Read” area (still rolling out) that combines unique online publications with printed publica- tions for sale, into a single integrated publishing channel. All of these can be featured on exhibition pages and elsewhere on the site, with a single integrated shopping cart that appears only once the user has made a purchase.