Museums, museums, museums

Museums, museums, museums

Museums Online

Make your own Online Museum

  • The Arts Collection A growing collection currently developing at the University of Wisconsin- Madison, the Arts Collection intends to bring together "in digital form, primary and secondary materials relating to the creative arts as broadly defined: visual, literary, musical, and performing." The first components of the collection are a journal Arts in Society, published at University of Wisconsin from 1958 to 1976, and the exhibition catalog from a show of photographs by Lewis Koch, "Notes from the Stone-paved Path: Meditations on North India", exhibited at UW-Madison in 2003. The catalog was a little cantankerous viewed with Safari on MAC OSX, but includes over a dozen high quality black-and-white photographs by Koch, paired with books and poetry from the UW-Madison Libraries Special Collections. The full text of 41 issues of Arts in Society is available; the journal primarily published themed issues, such as Volume 5, Issue 1 (1968) happenings and intermedia, which kicks off with an introduction by editor Edward L. Kamarck entitled "Intermedia is a better name than happenings: what we had in mind in putting together this issue"
  • Art Deadline List and Art resources
  • Artcyclopedia
  • Art Gallery ****
  • Museum Mania a game with Museums
  • Museum Spot Great place to start.
  • SearchA very good search engine to assist in finding via a database.
  • WebMuseum A global list of museum resources.

  • ada 'web
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • artnetweb
  • Art Tower Mito
  • Artsource
  • Australian National University
  • Barnum, PT The Lost Museum [Flash] Produced by the American Social History Project's Center for Media and Learning at the City University of New York (in collaboration with George Mason University), the Lost Museum brings a recreation of P.T. Barnum's famed American Museum to the Web. Opened by Barnum in 1841, the former American Museum remained a prime tourist attraction until its spectacular conflagration in 1865. As the site notes, "the Museum was the first institution to combine sensational entertainment and gaudy display with instruction and moral uplift." Visitors to the site can navigate the entire virtual museum in the Explore the Museum feature, and can further search a fine online archive of essays, images, and text documents. Within the archive page, visitors can also browse the exhibits of different "attractions," such as the Chang and Eng conjoined twins, Jenny Lind (the "Swedish Nightingale"), and a dozen others. Overall, the Lost Museum offers a wealth of material about the American Museum, and this particular moment in American cultural and social history.
  • Bob Miller's Light Walk other stuff too.
  • The Brooklyn Museum of Art
    Brooklyn Expedition
  • California Academy of Sciences
  • California Museum of Photography
  • Computer Museum
  • Cow's eye dissection
  • Dia Center
  • ECHO what? echo
  • Electronic Visualization Laboratory U. Illinois-Chicago
  • Exploratorium - San Francisco Information and samples from a real museum
  • EXPO - U. North Carolina Library of Congress Exhibits - Vatican, Soviet Archives, Dead Sea Scrolls
  • FineArt Forum
  • Fine Arts of Museum of San Francisco
  • Franklin Institute Science Museum
  • Getty Art History Info
  • History of Science Museum, Florence, Italy
  • Hoaxes The Museum of Hoaxes Developed by Alex Boese, a graduate student at the University of California at San Diego, this site is a compelling introduction to many of the most well-known (and a few that are often overlooked) hoaxes from the year 750 to the present. First time visitors will want to visit some of the introductory materials included here, such as "What is a hoax?"; "Origin of the Word 'Hoax'"; and "Hoaxology," which contains a sampling of literary references to the word _hoax_. The Main Gallery contains a chronological listing of numerous hoaxes (divided into periods), including the Piltdown Man; the Cardiff Giant; and the interesting story of Charles LeRaye, who claimed to have traveled into the Upper Missouri and Yellowstone regions several years before Lewis and Clark. For a bit of a diversion, the site also allows visitors to test their knowledge of potentially doctored photographs.
  • Holography Museum on Internet.
  • Honolulu Community College Dinosaur Exhibit
  • Houston Museum of Natural Science
  • Hurricanes Miami Museum
  • Institute of Egyptian Art and Archeology
  • Internet Island Miami Museum
  • Journal of Contemporary Art
  • La Trobe University Art Museum, Australia
  • Liberty Science Center
  • Light Island How to Build.
  • Los Angeles MoA
  • Louvre Museum
  • Metropolitan MoA
  • MOBA Museum of Bad Art
  • Museum of Antiquities
  • Museum of Arts and Crafts, France
  • Museum of Natural History, University of Oregon
  • Museum of the City of New York
  • National Museum of American Art
  • National Museum of American History Within These Walls -- NMAH [Flash4, RealPlayer, .pdf] This Website from the National Museum of American History (NMAH) opens a door on the everyday history of American families from 1757 to 1945. The exhibit is organized around a house in Ipswich, Massachusetts and five of the different families that lived there over time. Visitors can click on one of the family names at the top of the page to bring up a thumbnail introduction to the family, images and descriptions of artifacts from their house, and a brief description of how they used one of the rooms of the house. The House Clues section talks about how one uncovers the history of a house and its inhabitants, while This House explains a bit about the Smithsonian's acquisition of the home in the exhibit. Younger Internauts may enjoy the Go Back in Time section, which presents artifacts and asks visitors to guess which of the five time periods they belong to. The Resources section should prove useful for instructors or those inspired to delve further into the subject, as it features both a series of lesson plans and a list of additional sources (online and in print).
  • Natural History Museum, London
  • Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
  • Natural History Museum, Berne, Switzerland
  • Norman Rockwell Museaum
  • Ontario Science Center
  • Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art: Degas and the Dance [Macromedia Flash Player]
  • Plexus
  • Police Hall of Fame and Museum
  • Sandra Gering
  • Scanning Electron Microscope Boston Museum of Science
  • Science Museum of Minnesota
  • Sensors and Instrument Technology Museum Guide
  • Smithsonian, Gem and Mineral Collection
  • Smithsonian
    Smithsonian American Art Museum: Director's Choice [Quick Time]
  • St. Petersburg Pictures Gallery, Russia
  • Stuart Collection of Sculpture, UCSD
  • Theater of Electricity Boston Museum of Science
  • The Thing
  • Thinking Fountain Science Museum of Minnesota
  • TRANS
  • Turner Online
  • Uffizi Gallery @ Florence
  • Urban Desires
  • Vatican Museums
  • Virtual Library - Museums
  • Water OMSI's Resources
  • Waxweb
  • WebLouvre
  • Whitney Museum of American Art

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