For immediate release...
Sunday, September 24, 2006
As their new web site states, "The Frederic Remington Art Museum, located in Ogdensburg, New York, houses a comprehensive collection of original Remington paintings, sketches and sculptures, as well as a broad array of personal effects and correspondence that serve to bring the artist and his vision to life."
As of September 13, 2006, the Frederic Remington Art Musuem website, at http://www.fredericremington.org, also houses a comprehensive collection of Remington's artwork. What's more, the site also sports a new online Museum Shop containing most every item that can be purchased at their shop within the museum's walls.
The museum initially contacted Haenel Communication Technologies as a result of their growing discontent with their previous online store, which was difficult to manage and relatively unflattering for the museum. While the old store worked fine, it lacked the means to effectively manage and promote products on an ongoing basis. The new store is easy to use, easy to shop, and easy to manage for the shop's manager, Debbie Kirby.
According to Kirby, "(the new online museum shop) has a new, improved look and tons of new items to browse!"
Haenel Communication Technologies' Principal Consultant, Bill Haenel, says the Frederic Remington Art Museum's new web site was a "labor of love".
Haenel says, "I've always had a love for Remington's work. As a native of his homeland myself, I feel especially proud of the fact that we were fortunate enough to be granted the opportunity to work on this project. Building web sites is great work, but when you get to build web sites for clients whose mission is one you respect and admire, it's just that much more fulfilling on a personal level as well."
New features and functions that can be found in the new site are many, but a short list includes an elegant and comfortable new design, appropriate to the museum's style and values, clearly organized online galleries that contain lots and lots of Remington's work, a new membership panel wherein visitors can easily become members by securely paying for their membership within the site using their credit cards, the aforementioned online store with secure online credit card payments and customer account management, an events calendar storing all of the museum's upcoming activities and special functions, clearly organized information about every aspect of the museum's features, activities and goals, a running "blog" of news items regularly published by the museum, Email newsletters for registered members and customers, downloadable documents and files, and much more.
Haenel says the best way to see the museum is obviously to visit it's facilities in Ogdensburg, NY. However, he says, "If you can't make it to the museum, or maybe you can't wait until the next time you can make it, visiting the Frederic Remington Art Museum's new website is nearly as great as being there in person. I'm thrilled to have it out there!"
The AAAM-accredited Frederic Remington Art Museum is located at 303 Washington Street in Ogdensburg, New York. The new website can be found at http://www.fredericremington.org.
Haenel Communication Technologies is located in Canton, NY. Their studio specializes in providing internet-based solutions for the challenges faced by their commercial and not-for-profit clients including museums, arts associations, political associations, publishers, authors, public broadcasters, as well as for the many small businesses found in their native Northern New York State.