The Natural History Museum's website has been nominated for a British Interactive Media Association's (BIMA) 2005 award in the best charity / not for profit website category.
The BMIA awards aim to recognise and reward creative excellence in interactive design and the winners for 2005 will be announced on 25 November.
The Natural History Museum was the first national museum to create a website in 1994. After 10 years of continual growth, the structure of the Museum's website needed to be overhauled to improve navigation and the visitor experience, and the launch of the Museum's new brand in October 2004 was the perfect time to do so.
The Museum's website has now expanded to become a vital information portal for visitors, scientists and enthusiasts wishing to learn about the natural world, and it provides access to more than 15,000 pages and more than one million records.
New sections of the website include: