Today is the 20th birthday of vam.ac.uk. Having arrived on its due date 20 years ago, it was nurtured through the early years of museum digital infancy, enjoyed all the freedom, self-discovery and turbulence of the teenage years and has grown into a sophisticated, well-adjusted and thoughtful website. Following huge reinvention earlier this year, a significant shop relaunch and the forthcoming release of a shiny new What’s On experience, the website is facing in to its third decade looking better than ever.
So what else was going on the day our website came in to being? Let’s take a look back at some other key moments from this special birthday…
Space Shuttle Columbia, launches into space from Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Jesus Christ Superstar opens at the Lyceum Theatre, London WC2.
We were being entertained by The Spice Girls.
There was widespread snow across England.
Happy birthday vam.ac.uk. Here’s to another 20 great years!