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The Rothschild Archive

The Rothschild Archive was established in 1978 by Victor, 3rd Lord Rothschild. In 1999 the ownership of the Archive was transferred to The Rothschild Archive Trust, an independent body of family members and advisers committed to securing the future of the collection and to developing its use by the academic community.

    Rothschild Archive on mobile devices - CBJ Digital
    The Brief

    Create an online archive for the Rothschild family covering several hundred years. The aim was to document the family’s achievements and activities, beyond the world of banking for which they are renowned.

    The Result

    This is a large site, containing a considerable amount of data and information across a number of different categories. Our first task was to organise the volume of content, and create a logical site map that prioritised good user experience (UX). Some areas of the site (eg the family tree) required different coding language which was seamlessly integrated across the entire site.

    Features include:

    • Secure Forum : controlled access for approved archivists to search estate records, and significant works and publications.
    • Image Library : contains a significant number of images uploaded by the client using automatic optimisation to crop and resize as necessary.
    • Family tree : careful use of graphics, images and biographies help visitors trace ancestry.
    • Bibliography and collections : logical layout of the family’s extensive list of publications and collections of photography, art, porcelain, gold and silver.
    • Content Management System (CMS) : quick and easy training for the client enables them to upload and update content.
    • Pleasing and appropriate design : classical look and feel as befitting a traditional and corporate family organisation.
    Rothschild Archive Website - CBJ Digital
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    Our highly skilled team of developers have on many different projects over more than 25 years bringing them to life, fulfilling the vision as well as the functionality to deliver the expected results. We are proud of every one of them and below are some examples of what we have achieved.