Carnegie Museum of Natural History

For more information, contact: Leigh Kish
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
412.622.3361 (office), 412.526.8587 (mobile)
KishL@carnegiemnh.org

August 25, 2010

   

Carnegie Museum of Natural History Launches New Web Site

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania… Carnegie Museum of Natural History is pleased to announce today’s launch of its newly redesigned Web site, accessible at www.carnegiemnh.org. One of the major goals of the site was to better share information about the museum’s world-renown research and scientists. Visitors are able to better access stories, research, and collections information, in addition to visit planning and programming information.

The site launched today is an interim step and a springboard for launching a fully redesigned and reorganized Web site sometime in late 2011. Following initiatives set in the 2010–2012 strategic plan, this interim design’s intent had several goals: highlight the museum’s scientific research; prominently present the museum’s internationally known collections; and integrate Powdermill Nature Reserve’s once-separate site into the overall museum’s framework.

The site design and framework were created by a team of Carnegie Museum of Natural History staff, led by Web & Communications Project Manager Cathy Klingler, with consulting provided by Pittsburgh-based multimedia design firm Wall-to-Wall Studios.

“I am very excited to be launching our improved Web site, which incorporates current technologies for sharing our research and programs with the public,” says Klingler. “I look forward to receiving feedback from staff and visitors over the next few months as we further develop and improve www.carnegiemnh.org.”

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Carnegie Museum of Natural History, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, is among the top natural history museums in the country. It maintains, preserves, and interprets an extraordinary collection of 22 million objects and scientific specimens used to broaden understanding of evolution, conservation, and biodiversity. Carnegie Museum of Natural History generates new scientific knowledge, advances science literacy, and inspires visitors of all ages to become passionate about science, nature, and world cultures. More information is available by calling 412.622.3131 or by visiting the website, www.carnegiemnh.org.