FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARCH 20, 2001

St. Paul Web Firm Wins Another "Best of the Web" Museum Award
eduweb LLP (eduweb ®) was honored at the recent Museums & the Web 2001 conference for a Web site it developed for the National Museum of Wildlife Art. The site won "Best Educational Use" at the conference's Best of the Web awards. This is the second year in a row in which an eduweb project has won the award in this international juried competition.

Due to the very high quality of the competition in the category (finalists included the Smithsonian, the American Museum of Natural History, and the Seattle Art Museum), eduweb partner David Schaller feels especially honored. "Art Tales really is a special project. It's not just about art history. It offers the opportunity to create something new and original with the museum's collection. And the fact that we won this award last year for another project that fosters creativity is important--it shows that the Web is not just for disseminating information. It can also be an environment for personal creativity and invention."

"Art Tales: Telling Stories with Wildlife Art"
The Web site, "Art Tales", which can be viewed at (www.wildlifeart.org/ArtTales) brings art, history, and nature together in a constructivist educational experience. Web visitors can adopt a role (frontier explorer, field guide writer, or museum curator) and create an original piece of writing using selected artworks from the museum's collection. They can also create a soundtrack for their journal by drawing on a library of music clips and sound effects.

The National Museum of Wildlife Art is a fine arts museum located in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, near Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks and the National Elk Refuge.The museum represents the culmination of a lifetime of study and collection of wildlife art by Joffa and Bill Kerr. Over a 30-year period, the Kerrs have developed a collection of wildlife art unsurpassed in the United States. Founded in 1987, the museum's mission is one of education. Dedicated to providing year-round educational opportunities for adults and children, the award winning NMWA has set a standard for excellence in educational programming.

eduweb, located in St. Paul's Midway area, has been developing Web activities, games, and simulations for a wide variety of educational institutions and corporations since 1996. Its work has been praised by reviewers such as the American Library Association, Entertainment Weekly, and USA Today. In addition to the National Museum of Wildlife Art, its clients include: The Bell Museum of Natural History, Discovery Channel, the International Monetary Fund, Arizona Science Center, Chicago's Brookfield Zoo, Colonial Williamsburg, and Sanford Corporation.

For further information, please contact: David Schaller, Partner, eduweb at 651-641-7566 david@eduweb.com or at www.eduweb.com

Back to In the News