Museums on the Web

Books you can take with you are in this number range:

  • 069 (Exhibitions)
  • 708 (Art Museums)
  • 914-919 (Travel Guides)

When searching our catalog use these subjects:

  • Museums

Helpful Reference Books:

  • The Official Museum Directory - R 069.025 OFF
  • The Cambridge Guide to the Museums of Europe - R 914 HUD

Suggested online databases:

LIFE Magazine Photo Archive represents the most amazing collection of professional photography. Over 10 million photos from the legendary archives of LIFE magazine.


  • World Digital Library - The WDL makes available on the Internet significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world.
  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden - This museum is dedicated to enhancing the "public understanding and appreciation of contemporary art".
  • Museum of Vancouver - Take a look at some of this museum's materials in its object gallery.
  • National Museum of African American History and Culture - Visit virtual exhibits of the next Smithsonian museum which will be built in 2012. 
  • Newseum - International coverage of news, news reporters, and newsmakers in the "World's Most Interactive Museum".
  • Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art - A museum devoted to the appreciation and understanding of picture book art.
  • State Hermitage Museum - The museums' physical location in St. Petersburg, Russia contains over 3 million items which you can peruse online.
  • Musee du Louvre - No need to take a trip to Paris to enjoy the holdings of this world-renowned museum. Take a look at the Eye-Openers tab.
  • Lower East Side Tenement Museum - This website is a time capsule for 87 Orchard St., Manhattan from 1863 to 1935.
  • Old Sturbridge Village - Go back in time to Massachusetts during the late 1700's and early 1800's. This site is especially useful for students.
  • Exploratorium - The museum of "science, art, and human perception" located in San Francisco, CA.
  • Culture 24 - A virtual guide to thousands of museums, galleries, archives, and libraries in the United Kingdom.
  • The Museum of Online Museums - The museums on this site encompass everything from traditional museum websites to blogs and image galleries.
  • Flickr - Peruse museums from around the world using photo management and photo sharing applications.

The Smithsonian Institution's Museums: