Museums on the Web

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WEBSITES

Culture 24– A virtual guide to thousands of museums, galleries, archives, and libraries in the United Kingdom.

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art– A museum devoted to the appreciation and understanding of picture book art.

Exploratorium– The museum of “science, art, and human perception” located in San Francisco, CA.

Flickr– Peruse museums from around the world using photo management and photo sharing applications.

Lower East Side Tenement Museum– This website is a time capsule for 87 Orchard St., Manhattan from 1863 to 1935.

Musee du Louvre– No need to take a trip to Paris to enjoy the holdings of this world-renowned museum.

Museum of Vancouver– Take a look at some of this museums’ 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”.

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.

State Hermitage Museum– The museums’ physical location in St. Petersburg, Russia and contains over 3 million items, which you can peruse online.

The Museum of Online Museums– The museums on this site encompasses everything from traditional museum websites to blogs and image galleries.

World Digital Library– The WDL makes available on the Internet significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world.

The Smithsonian Institution’s Museums:

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.

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 Museum of African Art– This museum fosters the discovery and appreciation of the visual arts of Africa.

National Museum of the American Indian– The museum supports the continuance of Native cultures in the Western Hemisphere.

National Museum of Natural History– One of the first Smithsonian museums, dedicated to learning about the natural world.

National Zoo– 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 in Washington, D.C.

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