ArtBabble has been an enterprising cultural education site for those who love and have an interest in the arts. Originally created by Newfields Lab (then IMA Lab) in 2009 and re-envisioned in 2012, the site won multiple prestigious awards for its pioneering concept and design. Conceived, designed, programmed, and launched by a cross-departmental collection of individuals at Newfields in collaboration with contributing cultural institutions, the site fostered an online community for digital materials about art and artists. ArtBabble linked video content from more than 50 institutions from around the world, giving rise to a unique cultural resource.

Now, a decade later, the underlying technology upon which the site was built is becoming unsustainable. Many of the cultural institutions whose content had been available on ArtBabble now have that content hosted on their institutional media channels, such as YouTube and Vimeo. Please visit those sites to find their content.

Newfields Lab thanks all the partners that were involved in the creation, support, and content contribution for ArtBabble over the decade that it existed. Special thanks to Ball Brothers Foundation who generously supported the creation of ArtBabble. The Lab is committed to continuing to innovate and implement technologies that support the missions of the cultural heritage community.

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