Friday, December 27, 2002

Museum Jobs are just that, a place for the job seeker to sign up for free and search for work.

Museum Jobs - recruitment for museums, libraries, museums, galleries - job vacancies, internships

Thursday, December 26, 2002

Pump clips are those identifying plastic tags attached to beer pumps. Here is an entire site devoted to them.

Pump Clips

Friday, December 13, 2002

One of only two such museums in the US, this one is in Chicago, and houses more than 70,000 radio and television programs and commercials.

The Museum of Broadcast Communications

Thursday, November 28, 2002

This is the African American Museum and Library in Oakland, California. It has exhibitions and a wide ranging collection.
This is an incredible resource list of archive web sites and national park web sites! It covers the world and includes holdings of manuscripts, rare books, historical photographs and other primary sources.

Repositories of Primary Sources

Wednesday, November 20, 2002

Dennis does wonders with fractals. A great collection of images.

dennis wilen: fractals: adventures in numberland
A wonderful alphabetic zoo.

Bembo's Zoo

Friday, November 15, 2002

Here is the Sigmund Freud Museum, complete with videos, maps, and chronologies.

Sigmund Freud Museum Vienna Homepage

Saturday, November 09, 2002

Here is a virtual museum devoted to some of the 7,000 immigrants who lived at 97 Orchard Street from 1863 to 1935. A virtual tour is offered, along with an audio presentation and an encyclopedia about the day to day lives.

The Official Site of the Lower East Side Tenement Museum
You can virtually tour Jefferson's House, learn about the man himself, as well as see the grounds and the plantation.

Monticello—The Home of Thomas Jefferson
MONPA is the Museum of Non Primate Art. Ever wonder why cats paint? Or dance? Here's your chance to find out.


Wednesday, October 30, 2002

A great site for anyone who loves drive-in theaters. You can find a list of theaters, the history (broken down by decade), old movie ads, and the concessions area.

Drive-In Theater

Sunday, October 20, 2002

This is Robert Smith's Master Index of Maritime Museum Web sites (United States). You can search by state.

maritime museums

Tuesday, October 08, 2002

The Adirondack Museum chronicles the history and lifeways of the peoples in upstate New York.

Adirondack Museum -- Blue Mountain Lake New York
Here is a online museum devoted to old calculators.

The Old Calculators Web Museum
A great collection of squished coins from those coin machines found in amusement parks and museums.

Elongated Coins
A wonderful collection of Mountain Dew (the soda) memorabila, from the bottles and cans to various giveaways. And, all the photos can be used freely.

Mountain Dew Memorabilia Guide

Sunday, October 06, 2002

This is the Museum of United States Essays and Proofs. Now that title certainly doesn't tell us anything, does it? The objects in question are early stamps.

The Museum Home Page

Tuesday, October 01, 2002

This is one of California's newest museums. It is located in Sacramento, and the web site explores the various sections of the museum.

The California Military Museum: Welcome to California Military History Online!

Friday, September 20, 2002

The Ashmolean Museum, which calls itself "Britain's Oldest Public Museum", has an excellent site with links to its collections and archives. There are also links to PotWeb (an online database of their ceramic collections, and an online class about Islamic ceramics.

Ashmolean Museum: Home Page

Wednesday, September 11, 2002

Norton I declared himself Emperor of the United States in 1859. This site has his proclamations and the history of his reign.

Emperor Norton's Archives
Here is the web site of the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The collection is quite large and covers santos (painted and sculpted images of saints,) textiles, tinwork, silverwork, goldwork, ironwork, straw appliqué, ceramics, furniture, and books.

a href="">The Museum of Spanish Colonial Art: Santa Fe, New Mexico

Saturday, September 07, 2002

This is an incredibly poetic exhibit about the papers that blew into Brooklyn after the Word Trade Center towers collapsed. The Blue Man group composed the music and put the exhibit together.

Exhibit 13 - Home

Wednesday, August 28, 2002

Historians and historical archaeologists are finding that road maos are a good source of information for early road and urban development.

Road Map Collectors Association

Monday, August 26, 2002

This museum covers the history of the American funeral, mourning customs, embalming, and funeral art.

Museum of Funeral Customs

Wednesday, August 21, 2002

The Lighthouse Museum information can be found under the Public Presentations link. An excellent site about a specific area.

St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum: Maritime Archaeology
ARTISTE is working on putting an image retrieval system together for the Web. This is an article about it.

Cultivate Interactive Issue 7: ARTISTE image retrieval system puts European galleries in the picture

Monday, August 12, 2002

An online museum dedicated to calculators. The site comes out of Germany.

Museum of Pocket Calculating Devices

Tuesday, August 06, 2002

This is an excellent museum of Anthropology.

Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, Home Page

Sunday, August 04, 2002

A collection of vintage British slot machines. (Doesn't anybody remember Pachinko?)

Melvyn Wright's World of Vintage Slot Machines
An illustrated history of cameras, many from Germany.

Classic Camera Reference
A history of lawnmowers from the UK.

British Lawnmower Museum

Wednesday, July 31, 2002

Everything you ever wanted to know about crabs, including crab impostors. You can even play crab games! Beware, this site has different music for each section.
Dr Darren's World of Crabs - An Unusual Museum of the Internet
People keep the oddest items!

Furnace Sticker Museum

Tuesday, July 30, 2002

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Here is the "definitive" history of sword swallowing. An excellent addition to any circus museum.

Sword Swallowing To The Hilt!

Wednesday, July 24, 2002

Here is a maritime museum complete with several ships, including the Star of India from 1863.

San Diego Maritime Museum - Home

Tuesday, July 09, 2002

This site is a tour of the cemeteries of New Orleans. -- home
I find that some of the most interesting museums are the ones put up by the people themselves. Cemeteries and their tombstones are fascinating places to study symbols of life and death.


Sunday, July 07, 2002

Plimoth (read Plymouth) Plantation is also a living history museum, but quite different from Colonial Williamsburg. The reenactors here each play specific historical roles and stick with them like glue. The village itself is a working farm, with new buildings going up (in the correct period style of building), gardens, compost heaps, and food preparation.

Colonial Williamsburg is a living history museum. While not totally accurate (where are the open sewers?), it is a great place to visit and talk to the reenactors. I enjoyed the military demonstrations.

Welcome to Colonial Williamsburg
A new way of using LEGO in a museum style.

LEGODEATH: A Museum of Horrors

Thursday, July 04, 2002

Another real museum with an online component. The American Sign Museum preserves signs of America's roadways and byways.

American Sign Museum
This database has entries on over 26,000 American artists. - American artists database - Painters, sculptors, illustrators including biographies, art auction records, images.
The Art Loss Register is an international database of lost and stolen art, antiquities, and collectibles.

Art Loss Register
AltaMira Press specializes in museum studies, anthropology and archaeology.

AltaMira Press: A Division of Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Tuesday, July 02, 2002

The Square House Museum covers the prehistory and history of the Texas Panhandle.

Square House Museum

Saturday, June 29, 2002

Gary holds the record for the longest gum wrapper chain. Someone needs a life!

Garys HomePage
The UPM has a large classical collection as well as Near Eastern material. Their publications are excellent.

UPM Home: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
This is a GREAT living history museum near Santa Fe, New Mexico. I have been there and had a lot of fun (especially since it is the period I am most interested in).

El Rancho de las Golondrinas - a Spanish Colonial Living History Museum in Santa Fe

Tuesday, June 25, 2002

The Canadian Museum of Civilization is a wonderful web site. Don't miss the Vikings exhibition! - Canadian Museum of Civilization

Monday, June 24, 2002

Another excellent starting point for museum information,

Welcome to

Wednesday, June 19, 2002

Another real museum with an online presence. I enjoy looking at all the various Pez figurines.

Welcome to the Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia
The American Highway Project seeks to preserve in photographs the vanishing U.S. highways and byways.

American Highway Project
The Museum of Dirt has dirt collected from sites around the world and posted here. There is also a section on dirt rejection letters, vanity dirt (dirt from celebrity homes, and famous places), how to submit dirt, etc. Each bottle has full proveniance and information on the importance of the person, place, or thing.

Run your mouse over the pictures to find the sections. The gift shop is not yet up.

museum of dirt

Tuesday, June 18, 2002

And, one of my all time favorites! The Museum of Hoaxes follows fakes through the centuries.

The Museum of Hoaxes
And people think I am nuts because I decorate old CDs!

Unusual Museums of the Internet - Toilet seat museum
Don't take any wooden nickels! Except here at the Wooden Nickel Museum.

Wooden Nickel Historical Museum - Wooden Nickel Network
An anthropology museum in Kentucky. Nice timeline.


Monday, June 17, 2002

A great book, and a wonderful site!

Roadside America
Perhaps not a museum, but a real collection of weird road signs.

Sign Language
A toaster museum. Navigation is a bit difficult.

The International Central Services Toaster Museum
A Ouija Board museum! I never got a chance to play with one of these, but they looked neat.

Museum of Talking Boards: An Online Museum of Ouija Boards
Another general site for starting a museum search. Museums, aquariums, zoos, art museums, national parks & more.

Sunday, June 16, 2002

MOBA even has a CD and a museum shop!!

MOBA Museum Shop : CD-ROM
MOBA's, The Museum of Bad Art, slogan is " Art too Bad to be ignored." A great site, that started out as a parody, but is now a going concern. :)

The Museum of Bad Art
This is from the Library of Congress's American Memory Project. A digital collection of photographs and text related to Indians of the Pacific Northwest.

American Indians of the Pacific Northwest (American Memory, Library of Congress)
From their description: "The Autry is devoted to preserving and interpreting the rich history and traditions of the American West. With one of the most comprehensive collections of western history and art, its seven permanent galleries and special exhibitions offer material gathered from the many cultures and events that have shaped the legacy of this vast region."

The Autry Museum of Western Heritage

Saturday, June 15, 2002

The Squished Penny Museum is for real! You can visit their museum in Washington, D.C., or hang out at their online site.

Squished Penny Museum | Home
This is a wonderful parody of art museums. Click on the pictures to get the full information on the painters.

Museum of Depressionist Art
This is part of the Internet Archive and contains the Moving Images collections.

Internet Archive: Movie Collection
MuseumStuff covers many different types of museums, art, science, history, and museum shops. A good place to go and find out all about the museums in specific cities. My dad is totally sold on it!

Museums Online plus Museum Shops, Exhibits, Events | Award-Winning Guide |
The Global Museum ezine is an excellent place to find out what is happening in the world of museums. The site has has a job bank.

Global Museum
This web log is about all the museums I can find online, from old to new. I felt that I needed to share all the museum URLS I have been collecting over the last 4 years.
I have decided to start a new blog. This one will be all about museums online. I plan to feature some of the stranger ones, as well as the straightforward museums.