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.