This version of our collections website is what's called a public beta. That means we are showing you work that is in-progress and still very much subject to change. There may even still be some bugs along the way and some general clunkiness working across a wide range of devices but less, we hope, than when were were in public alpha.

A public beta is meant to both share the work we've done so far and to give you an idea of the direction we're heading in even if some of the specifics shift a little during the journey. We hope you enjoy it!

Collections was built in-house by the Cooper Hewitt Labs team. If you'd like to learn more about the hows and the whys of this and other projects then head on over to the Labs blog.