At some point in the last little while since I blogged, the NRM has launched a new website. At http://www.nrm.org.uk/ . Clearly a lot more work in the new site than the old one. For instance press releases are separated according to whether they cover York or Shildon. I did not rapidly spot a quick NRM staff structure plan which is one of my personal bugbears compared for instance to the National Maritime Museum Greenwich.
I think http://www.nrm.org.uk/OurCollection.aspx represents a clearer attempt than hitherto to provide on line access to the collection. It remains very much a taster even if a significant taster. For instance http://www.nrm.org.uk/ResearchAndArchive/ArchiveCollectionList.aspx is expanded coverage but readily confesses to how much of a future task a full online catalogue is.
And inevitably since http://www.nrm.org.uk/ResearchAndArchive/ArchiveCollectionList/DocumentsAndPublicity.aspx refers to The Forsythe Collection by name, both Fiona and myself are chuffed with this new development.