A Museum for Everything

The Museum of Online MuseumsIf you’re interested in art, art history, or just cultural artifacts in general, visit The Museum of Online Museums (MoOM), established by Coudal Partners, a design studio based in Chicago. MoOM’s elegant web site has a long list of links (sorted by categories) to the web sites of established brick-and-mortar museums like The Met and the National Gallery of Art (included under the “The Museum Campus” category), a regular collection of links to exhibits of particular interest to design and advertising (“The Permanent Collection”), as well as links to an eclectic mix of online photography and cultural detritus, featuring things like a Pez dispenser museum, Delaware postcards, and thrift store art (“Galleries, Exhibitions, and Shows”). This latter section is updated quarterly — “it’s where all the good stuff is,” say the site organizers. The special featured exhibitions (now showing Canadian monuments, Soviet military caps, and failed cola competitors) get a larger write up on the main page’s left side before being moved to the feature archives, while yet-to-be catalogued exhibits are in the MoOM Annex.

MoOM has been featured in Time magazine, the New York Times, and NPR. Check it out.

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