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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:
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
LIFE.com 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:
- National Museum of African Art - This museum fosters the discovery and appreciation of the visual arts of Africa.
- Air and Space Museum and Udvar-Hazy Center - Visit two museums at one online location.
- American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery - Home to one of the largest and most inclusive collections of American art in the world.
- American History Museum - Everything from the original Star-Spangled Banner and Abraham Lincoln’s top hat to Dorothy’s ruby slippers.
- National Museum of the American Indian - The museum supports the continuance of culture of the Native cultures of the Western Hemisphere.
- Anacostia Community Museum - The mission of this museum is to challenge perceptions about the concept of community.
- Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum - Located in New York City, this museum is devoted to historic and contemporary design.
- Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery - Two galleries dedicated to mostly Asian art.
- National Zoo - See more than pandas with live webcams of some of the exhibits and tons of animal photos.
- National Museum of Natural History - One of the first Smithsonian museums, dedicated to learning about the natural world.
- National Portrait Gallery - Conduct a portrait search using the NPG database or its Flickr group.
- Postal Museum - Located on the lower level of the historic City Post Office Building.