On April 7, 2009, the Indianapolis Museum of Art and six partners launched a collaborative video portal called ArtBabble. Since that time, ArtBabble has continued to grow and add more new partners to the mix. Today – with more than 60 international partners and hundreds of high-quality videos – ArtBabble has established itself as one of the premier destinations for art video online.
Winning the Best Overall Award in 2010 from the International Conference of Museums and the Web and again in 2013 for its longevity and continued success and relevance to the field, ArtBabble has been widely recognized as a successful partnership and technical effort in the cultural sector.
To read more about ArtBabble from press concerning its launch, please refer to the following
- Jamieson, Ruth. “ArtBabble: The YouTube of the Arts.” The Guardian, April 14, 2009. http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2009/apr/14/artbabble.
- Taylor, Kate. “ArtBabble Site Opens Window to the World of Museums.” New York Times, April 6, 2009. http://nyti.ms/185Uy4.
- MacManus, Richard. “Social Media Case Study: ArtBabble Shows How Video Is Done.” ReadWriteWeb, September 6, 2012. http://rww.to/qMcfKx.
- Stein, R., et al., ArtBabble: A Year’s Worth of Lessons Learned and Thoughts about Collaborative Content Platforms. In J. Trant and D. Bearman (eds). Museums and the Web 2010: Proceedings. Toronto: Archives & Museum Informatics. Published March 31, 2010. Consulted September 18, 2015. http://www.archimuse.com/mw2010/papers/stein/stein.html