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     Follow the links on this page to visit some of the most interesting and innovative
    on-line museum and art gallery exhibits on the Web.

Museum Exhibits

 CHIN - Virtual Museum of Canada
Canadian Heritage Information Network's portal to on-line exhibits

Vikings Virtual Exhibit: Smithsonian Institution
Very unique and innovative exhibit.

The Great Chicago Fire and the Web of Memory
A commemorative exhibition created by the Chicago Historical Society and Northwestern University.

Global Museum
Not a single web exhibit, but a significant global museum webzine with current news headlines from around the museum world, as well as links to jobs, courses, museum products and services, and web advice.

The Science Museum, UK: Exhibitions Online
Discover more about science, scientific people and events, and the museum's collection with this digital exhibitions portal.

National Parks Service (USA) Digital Exhibitions Page
This page offers six current on-line exhbits curated by the National Parks Service.  Feature exhibit: Legends of Tuskegee

Art Gallery Exhibits

Ackland Online
This is the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Art Museum, which sponsors on-line
curatorial projects.

Uruguay's Virtual Museum of Art El Pais
A unique site which utilizes innovative VRML (virtual reality modelling language: a 3-D technology) to write the site. Note: This site is not in English.

Description of The Nok Museum of African Arts
This museum has no permanent collection, since it's a Net-based institution, yet it still provides on-line exhibitions, research and discussion about African art. The museum itself is no longer accessible online, however this description of the museum is available from

The Guggenheim Cyberspace Adjunct

Virtual partnership between the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Walker Art Centre and MCI.  It uses
the Internet to stimulate new approaches to learning with museums.

Smithsonian American Art Museum
Links to 16 Virtual Exhibits

Walker Art Center
This site focuses on new media initiatives in the realm of digital culture.
Revealing Things
The first Smithsonian exhibition to be created specifically for the Internet.  Revealing Things uses common, everyday objects to tell stories about people, their cultures, and the meanings they associate with their possessions.
Anatomy of an Exhibition: Art Nouveau (1890 - 1914)
This Web feature offers a glimpse behind the scenes during the planning and construction of the Art Nouveau exhibition at the National Gallery of Art.


The Journal for MultiMedia History
Exclusively on-line journal which explores how the digital universe can be used to revolutionize the study of history.

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Copyright 2000. Last updated February 2005.
Questions, comments or suggestions? Please contact Lynne Teather , Museum Studies Program, University of Toronto