National Art Museum of Sport Web Site Wins Award
INDIANAPOLIS – The National Art Museum of Sport at University Place on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus has won international recognition for its web site.
The International Sports Heritage Association recently named the sports museum’s web site – www.namos.iupui.edu – as the first place winner in the category for institutions with an annual budget of less than $250,000.
ISHA will present the award on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006, during its annual conference in Memphis.
One distinctive feature of www.namos.iupui.edu is its section of artist biographies. The web site features biographies of more than 50 of the artists represented in the museum. The award-winning site also includes a “tour” of the museum’s 30 favorite pieces.
The National Art Museum of Sport won first place for its rack brochure in last year’s ISHA competition.
Formerly known as the International Association of Sports Museums and Halls of Fame, ISHA, has a membership of 120 sports heritage organizations from five continents. The organization helps member institutions preserve history and provide education on the importance of sport as history.
The National Art Museum of Sport, founded in 1959, is one of the nation's largest collections of art depicting sport. It is located in University Place Conference Center & Hotel, 850 West Michigan Street, Indianapolis. The museum is open to the public free of charge from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The museum receives support from the Arts Council of Indianapolis, City of Indianapolis and the Regional Arts Partnership of the Indiana Arts Commission.
For addition information, call (317) 274-3627, or visit www.namos.iupui.edu.