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What's All This Then?

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Thursday Edition

The MoOM is our Museum of Online Museums,
featured on NPR, in Time Magazine, and Wired.

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Now Showing

Exceptional exhibits are highlighted each quarter. Selections from previous seasons are archived here.

The Board

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.

Spring 2014

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

Sometimes the name of a site is all we need to know that it belongs in The MoOM. like this for example, The Space Food Hall of Fame from NASA. Yum.

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.

At The MoOM HQ we're suckers for pretty much any collection of vintage print advertising, especially ones that can can be properly described as "groovy" or "trippy." Voices of East Anglia has carefully selected a bright, colorful set of Japanese Print Ads from the 60s and 70s that pretty much define the terms.

Egg Nog is fascinating in and of itself; with its slim window of availability and a texture like melted ice cream. But who knew that if you looked past the drink, you'd find its regional packaging equally as compelling? Madeleine Eiche, that's who, as she collected and photographed cartons for the aptly-named collection, Egg Nog.

the Museum of Online Museums


Currently | Previously | Benefactors | Mission

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.

The Museum Campus

The Permanent Collection

Galleries, Exhibitions and Shows

† = 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.

MoOM Overview

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.

Special Feature

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.

infrequent mail

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.