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This page provides a guide to a roster of online directories, lists, guides to museums and the museum field.

Museums and Galleries
Virtual Library - Museum Pages Worldwide Guide to Web Sites of Museums, Galleries and related institutions
The service is now supported by ICOM. The master site is are mirror sites in locations around the world. Information is available about the pages, including a checklist of references to the pages: see Museums and the World Wide Web maintained by Jonathan Bowen
Les Musées Imaginaires sur Internet
Lost Museum of Science (Virtual Collection of Science Museums)

Museumspot.A portal site with many lists of museums by types, and other materials.

Officiel des arts: Guide de l'art en ligne

Preserve/Net, employment, training, conferences + links

Research Libraries GroupSite with example of collections in member organisations

Sources of Information: Museums and the Internet

Yahoo Search Service created two lists. For History and Science
     and for art

WebExhibits Catalogue

Web Site of Museum Training Courses and Centres and Useful Resources in Museum Studies

World Wide Arts Resources: museums
Compiled by Ohio State University.

Museum Stuff
links to jobs and other important 'stuff'

Museum Network
Museum community portal including a database of over 33,000 museums

Museum Marketing Tips
links to non-profit marketing websites which deal with fundraising, trends, grantswriting, etc.


Guides to museums in Individual Countries

Information about museums in Africa is provided by CIDOC with   details of:



§South Africa







The Australian Museums On-line, includes a guide to Australian museums and related resources.
      Museums in Belgium
      Museums list and services  provided by the Netherlands Museums Association
     The Netherlands Board of Tourism also maintains a list of museums in the Netherlands.

      The Museums in Romania


Russian museums


      The Swedish Museum of Natural History provides access to information about Swedish museums


      The Database for Swiss Cultural Heritage (DSCH) is developing information about Swiss museums, including a Guide to Museums on the Internet . In addition to Swiss details, this includes extensive links to other European countries.

United Kingdom


     The Museums Association site has details of its services and information about UK museums.

    MuseumNet : UK museum directory.

Art Guide , the Internet guide to art collections in Britain and Ireland, is now open. Art Guide contains details of all the art collections we have been able to track down - more than 650 institutions - plus 1,900 artists and their works on display, and hundreds of exhibitions. Art Guide is produced by Cognitive Applications Limited .

Cornucopia. Guide to Collections in the UK


North America

The Virtual Museum of Canada. Your premier Internet connection to Canadian museums, galleries and other attractions. Includes Find a Museum section.
Canadian Museums Association
Museums in Nova Scotia :A Directory of Museums, Archives, Public Galleries, and Historical, Heritage, and Naturalist


Observatoire de la Société des musées québécois. andRépertoire des institutions muséales du Québec. SMQ.

Ministry of Culture, Quebec

Ontario Museum Association

Alberta Museums and Historic Sites

British Columbia Museums Association directory

Highlights of Canadian Collections

United States

       AMN. The Association of Art Museum Directors has set up the The Art Museum Network as a guide to their member museums.

          AMICO. Art Museum Consortium. Group of 30 North American (plus European) museums that have licensed their digitised collections images to educational organizations.

          The Museum Computer Network (MCN) is developing a directory of museums.

         The American Association of Museums

       ASTC Membership. Associationof Science and Technology Centres Membership

       List of Youth Museums provided by San Diego Children's Museum.

     Information on the National Parks Service


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Copyright 2001. Last updated June 2001
Questions, comments or suggestions? Please contact Lynne Teather, Museum Studies Program, University of Toronto