Royal Pharmaceutical Society Museum website

Making important pharmaceutical collections available digitally

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Objective

To develop an engaging digital experience for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) that will enable them to deliver their incredible archives to new and existing audiences.

Solution

Back in 2015 we created an app for RPS to share their collections, which was powered by Nymbol, our bespoke content management system (CMS). With over 500 RPS objects already stored in Nymbol, it was the perfect base from which to develop the new website.

Created in WordPress, the new website uses a custom-built tool to present these objects. By developing a simple search function that enables users to look at the collection using keywords or themed filters we have provided different routes for exploration. Similarly the use of WordPress enabled us to employ RPS branding in a fresh, creative way.

Alongside collections, RPS were keen to tell some of the remarkable stories from their 180 year history. Our use of WordPress meant that we developed an eye-catching exhibition template that enables RPS to create long-form articles.

Results

RPS now have a clean, contemporary website that enables their museum collections to shine. By delivering an intuitive search, along with themed articles, we have been able to meet the needs of both experienced researchers and casual visitors who are happy to be guided.

The striking use of design and branding makes this an exciting, dynamic digital experience that provides a fascinating insight into the weird and wonderful world of pharmacy through the ages. Catherine Walker, Museum Officer for Royal Pharmaceutical Society said of the project:

Working with Ammba was great, they created work quickly and flexibly, meeting our aims for the project. We’re thrilled that the website gives our audience a chance to explore our collection in different ways, whether it’s by reading long form articles in our Exhibition space or delving deeper into individual objects in our Museum Collection.

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