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Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre

The Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre in Medicine Hat, Alberta is home to the city’s museum, archives, art gallery and other cultural collections. A long-time use of DB/TextWorks to manage these collections, the Esplanade recently upgraded their public collection search engine to our Andornot Discovery Interface.

Esplanade Gallery

The new site is available at and offers users over 140,000 records from the museum, archival and art collections. Online media includes photographs (one third of the collection), audio and video recordings, and large format maps that feature our image zoomer to allow users to see both the entire map and close-up details with smooth scrolling and zooming and no wait for large files to download.

Like all sites built from our Andornot Discovery Interface, the Esplanade collections search provides features such as browsable lists of fonds, names and topics, spelling corrections and search suggestions, relevancy-ranked results, and the ability to narrow a search by facets such as subject, fonds, date, material type and description level all quickly guide users to resources of interest.

All software and data is hosted by Andornot from our secure Canadian data centre.

In Brief

An archival and museum collection system powered by the Andornot Discovery Interface and DB/TextWorks.

Upgraded in 2023.

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