Edward Hand Medical Heritage Foundation, founded in 1982, is a treasure to the history of Lancaster County and opened a museum to showcase 11,000 artifacts in 2010. When we first began the project with the Edward Hand Medical Museum team, they were looking for assistance to finish a logo redesign and a website redesign in an open source platform that gave them full editing control.
The museum staff was looking for homage to be paid to the museum’s namesake, Edward Hand, but still wanted to communicate the medical artifact relevancy in a crisp, modern way. Knowing that we would be entertaining a dark-themed website design, we wanted to build in a secondary color with the brand that would be timeless, yet demonstrated regality and stability.
Moving into the website design, our team started off with a trip to the museum to witness and explore all of the artifacts first-hand. A large portion of the museum’s audience utilizes the website as a digital archive, so we wanted to make sure that the design and imagery communicated authenticity to make it a viable resource for medical research.
Of the many improvements made, the one that is sure to be the biggest help for Edward Hand Museum, is the ability to accept donations via PayPal. This allows the museum to help generate funding alongside the more educational aspect of the website.
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Hannah Lerew, Executive Director, Edward Hand Medical Museum
Since the time of website launch, the Edward Hand Medical Museum has seen over 3,000 sessions with the most occurring immediately post-launch. Some of the most visited pages of the site include the virtual museum and visit page. Both areas of the website will help to encourage engagement, in different ways, with the museum and its artifacts and educational materials.