Museums on the Web

BOOK SHELF LOCATIONS

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

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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.

REFERENCE BOOKS

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

WEBSITES

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

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

ExploratoriumThe museum of "science, art, and human perception" located in San Francisco, CA.

FlickrPeruse museums from around the world using photo management and photo sharing applications.

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

Musee du LouvreNo need to take a trip to Paris to enjoy the holdings of this world-renowned museum.

Museum of VancouverTake a look at some of this museums' materials in its object gallery.

National Museum of African American History and CultureVisit virtual exhibits of the next Smithsonian museum, which will be built in 2012.

NewseumInternational coverage of news, news reporters, and newsmakers in the "World's Most Interactive Museum".

Old Sturbridge VillageGo back in time to Massachusetts during the late 1700's and early 1800's. This site is especially useful for students.

State Hermitage MuseumThe museums' physical location in St. Petersburg, Russia and contains over 3 million items, which you can peruse online.

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

World Digital LibraryThe 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 GalleryHome to one of the largest and most inclusive collections of American art in the world.

American History MuseumEverything from the original Star-Spangled Banner and Abraham Lincoln’s top hat to Dorothy’s ruby slippers.

Anacostia Community MuseumThe mission of this museum is to challenge perceptions about the concept of community.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design MuseumLocated in New York City, this museum is devoted to historic and contemporary design.

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler GalleryTwo galleries dedicated to mostly Asian art.

National Museum of African ArtThis museum fosters the discovery and appreciation of the visual arts of Africa.

National Museum of the American IndianThe museum supports the continuance of Native cultures in the Western Hemisphere.

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

National ZooOne of the first Smithsonian museums, dedicated to learning about the natural world.

National Portrait GalleryConduct a portrait search using the NPG database or its Flickr group.

Postal MuseumLocated on the lower level of the historic City Post Office Building in Washington, D.C.