Museums on the Web
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- 708 (Art Museums)
- 914-919 (Travel Guides)
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- LIFE.com represents the most amazing collection of professional photography. Over 10 million photos from the legendary archives of LIFE magazine.
- The Official Museum Directory - R 069.025 OFF
- The Cambridge Guide to the Museums of Europe - R 914 HUD
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.