What's All This Then?
What's All This Then?
Thanks for visiting. If browsing around here while at work has had a negative effect on your productivity we're sorry but imagine what it's done to ours. [Hide]
We don't have the question "What's this site all about?" figured out just yet,
but maybe Some'Splaining To Do will be a good primer in the interim.
Exceptional exhibits are highlighted each quarter. Selections from previous seasons are archived here.
Please consider joining our MoOM Board of Directors won't you? You'll receive some nice swag and can lord it over your less civic-minded friends.
Back in the day my brand was the TDK SA 90, although the Maxell XLII would do in a pinch. "Chrome" was the magic ingredient for a great mix tape, although I don't know if or how any actual chromium dioxide was used in the production, or why it made "Oliver's Army" sound better. But I was absolutely convinced it did.
Between 1979 and 2010 Sony sold 400 million Walkmen and the compact design and engineering of these mechanically complicated and ingenious devices still feels relevant. To some of us, they evoke a time when "personal" music was a new and exciting thing.
Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum has embraced the web like no other major arts institution. 150,000 works are beautifully scanned and available for "patrons" to search, download, remix, and pretty much do with whatever they like. Check The Rijks Studio project
From Will Schofield's excellent 50 Watts comes a series of warnings and admonitions about Dutch workplace safety. Watch those fingers. Protect your eyes. Don't spit on the nuns. Plus there's lots more to explore at the source, Memory of the Netherlands.
Welcome to the MoOM. The galleries are updated continuously, and new exhibitions are hung each quarter.
Introducing a film from Coudal Partners and The Board of Directors of the Museum of Online Museums. The Curators is a three-part documentary, hosted by Collections Director Kevin Guilfoile, that focuses on the collectors and the collected.
† = Most recently added
Recently acquired but not-yet-collected exhibits, with descriptions, along with exhibits previously collected, can be found in the MoOM Annex, a part of the general Coudal Partners archives.
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The MoOM is a part of the Coudal Partners site. Based in Chicago, CP is a small design firm with big ideas.
Welcome to the Museum of Online Museums. On the MoOM main page you, will find the current exhibitions. The main collection is in the center column, divided into three subsections. On the left you'll find the five current featured exhibitions. The MoOM is updated continuously with major updates coming once each quarter.
An archive of previously featured exhibitions is available for browsing.
Those interested in supporting the MoOM as Benefactors also earn the right, but not the obligation, to post links to their own and other worthy collections. Information on serving on The Board is detailed in the Benefactors section.
A more detailed description of the MoOM Mission and galleries, as well as recent news and press clippings can be found here.
In honor of its recent renovation, we've assembled some information and a short film about the spiritual home of the MoOM, Crown Hall, at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
The MoOM is updated extensively each quarter. For a quick note when that happens and occasional contests and other stuff, enter your email here. We won't ever abuse the privilege. Period.