Online Museums




National Portrait Gallery

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery tells the history of America through individuals who have shaped its culture

. Through the visual arts, performing arts and new media, the Portrait Gallery portrays poets and presidents,

visionaries and villains, actors and activists whose lives tell the American story. 

Smithsonian Museums

The Smithsonian Institution—the world’s largest museum and research complex—includes 19 museums and galleries and the National Zoological Park. 

The Field Museum

The Museum’s 25 million objects—from Antarctic dinosaurs to Peruvian plants, from Inuit masks to Tanzanian mammals—

are the lifeblood of the Museum, and an unparalleled resource to the world scientific community.

Its collections hold answers to fundamental questions about our planet, its life, and its cultures.

In an increasingly virtual world, our specimens are the real, concrete evidence of life on Earth.




This is the official museum of NASA where you will get to

learn everything about about NASA's aeronautic and space explorations. 

The British Museum

The British Museum hosts thousands of exhibitions from all around the world. it also organizes free and

paid tours into different museum from other countries. 

Science Museum

Explore the home of human ingenuity online. Find out about our objects, arts projects and medical collection,

play educational games and discover climate science 

National Women's History Museum

The Museum researches, collects and exhibits the contributions of women to the social, cultural,

economic and political life of American nation in a context of world history. 

Memorial Hall Museum Online

Memorial Hall Museum Online allows you to explore American History with hands-on activities, exhibits, lessons, historic documents and artifacts. 

American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. 

The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world's cultures. 

World Wide Museum of Natural History

An online museum featuring photo galleries and quality educational products for homes, schools and museums. 



The Walters Art Gallery



"Thanks to a $111,615 grant from the United States Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS),

the Walters Art Museum has successfully cataloged and digitized more than

600 American paintings, drawings and portrait miniatures for the museum’s online collection.

Rarely seen works from John Singer SargentMary Cassatt and John La Farge, among others, 

are now available for download and public use at"

~from the museum's website



The Museum of Online Museums



Links to many online museums.

The galleries are updated continuously, and new exhibitions are hung each quarter.

Museum of New Zealand


Collections Online has information on over 500,000 artworks, objects and specimens from Te Papa’s collections, from dinosaur teeth to contemporary art, as well as information on people, places, topics, species, and research from our curators.

Europeana Photography

A 2.3 million artifact collection that "includes images and documents for 50 European institutions in 34 different countries." Many are in the public domain and it is easy to see copyright restrictions.



Other collections:

Europeana Art


European Music


Europeana Fashion


The Met One Met. Many Worlds.



The Edward E. Ayer Digital Collection (Native Americans)


The Edward D. Graff Collection of Western Americana



STUDS Radio Archive


This archive houses over 1500 radio interviews by "Stud" Terkel at a Chicago Radio Station from 1952-1997. This archive can serve as primary source materials. 

Faces of Frida Kahlo

Her life, art, and legacy



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