ARCHIVE SITES

American Museum of Photography
Keywords: Exhibition, Sales, Photography, Research, Archive
*****
An online only photography gallery with an excellent set of images that are well-displayed in interesting exhibits.

Archives of American Art
Keywords: Marketing, Archive, Research, National, History
****
With an emphasis on the documentation of the history of visual arts in America, the AAA makes much of its resources available online.

The Art Institute of Chicago
Keywords: Exhibition, Marketing,Sales, Archive
*****
The web site is analogous in scope to the physical museum and includes a bookstore, online exhibitions, and museum operations information.

Art Museum Missoula
Keywords: Marketing, Archive
****
Artworks of the past two centuries from the western United States. Nice archive section under "collections."

ArtsEdNet
Keywords: Exhibition, Archive, Education, Global
*****
ArtsEdNet is created primarily for Art educators and features discussion sessions and a cultural studies approach to art and architecture. Like art.com, ArtsEdNet is owned by Getty.

ArtServe
Keywords: Exhibition, Archive, Members, Sales, Education
**
Created by Australian National University, this site sells use of its image collection by the Mega Byte (45 Australian dollars for the first 4MB).

Asian Arts
Keywords: Exhibition, Archive, Asia, Education, Essay
***
An online journal that is frequently updated

ASU Art Museum
Keywords: Exhibition, Marketing, Archive, Education
***
Features an impressive array of exhibits.

Bayly Art Museum
Keywords: Exhibition, Marketing, Archive, Education
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Featuring an eclectic set of exhibits, the Bayly web site allows visitors to search the museum's extensive collection.

Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Institute
Keywords: Exhibition, Marketing, Archive, Sales, Film, Education, Research
****
Begun in 1994 for the exhibition launch of "In a Different Light" the web site of BAM/PFA has since expanded significantly.

Chaim Goldberg Virtual Museum
Keywords: Exhibition, Jewish, Archive
*****
Sponsored by the Jewish Institute for the Arts, the easily navigable virtual museum allows for themed tours and media tours.

Cleveland Museum of Art
Keywords: Exhibition, Marketing, Archive, Sales
****
Unfortunately, CMA does not offer much of its archives online, but a wealth of information about the archives is available.

Columbia Museum of Art
Keywords: Exhibition, Marketing, Archive, Newsletter
***
The web site of the Columbia Museum of Art features "Collections," an online newsletter for patrons.

Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
Keywords: Exhibition, Marketing, Archive, Education
*****
The growing online archive is a hot spot to keep an eye on.

Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
Keywords: Marketing, Design, Archive
****
A virtual tour of design for shaping space, for daily life, and for communicating.

Dallas Museum of Art
Keywords: Exhibition, Marketing, Archive, Education
****
Impressive presentation of its permanent collection, especially the "Ten Treasures."

The Detroit Institute of Arts
Keywords: Exhibition, Marketing, Archive, Education, Research
*****
The most appealing feature of the DIA web page is Diamondial, the web site for the DIA Visual Resources Department.

Diego Rivera Home Page
Keywords: Archive, Education
*****
An excellent gallery of Rivera's work. This site makes use of a variety of web technologies, including Quicktime VR.

Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco
Keywords: Exhibition, Archive, Education
*****
This site at least claims to have 50% of the collections of its participating museums (De Young Museum and Legion of Honor) online and moving quickly toward 100%. Includes Image Zoom.

Florence Griswold Museum
Keywords: Marketing, Archive
****
Excellent collection of American Impressionism established over years as an artist colony. Web site offers a site analysis of how many visitors have browsed each page.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Keywords: Marketing, Archive
***
A branch of the Smithsonian web sites, focuses on sculpture.

The Hudson River Museum
Keywords: Exhibition, Marketing, Archive, Education
****
Features crafts such as needlework and candlemaking, and a large permanent collection of paintings.

Illinois State Museum
Keywords: Exhibition, Marketing, Archive
****
The Illinois State Museum fosters an understanding and appreciation of Illinois by collecting and disseminating information on the state's natural, cultural, and artistic heritage.

John A. Logan College Museum and Art Galleries
Keywords: Marketing, Archive
***
Unusual site design, but a great archive section.

The Louvre
Keywords: Exhibition, Marketing, Archive, Global, Sales
****
Though a bit difficult to navigate, the Louvre site has a wealth of information available online and an exciting selection of virtual tours.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Keywords: Exhibition, Marketing, Archive, Education
***
"LACMA is the premier visual arts museum in the western United States. Its holdings include more than 150,000 works spanning the history of art from ancient times to the present."

Mattatuck Museum
Keywords: Sales, Marketing, Archive
**
"Objects and archival materials that illuminate the cultural history of the central Naugatuck Valley in southern Litchfield County."

Mattress Factory
Keywords: Exhibition, Marketing, Archive, Tour, Sales
*****
"As a museum of contemporary art it commissions new site-specific works, presents them to the widest possible audience, and maintains selected individual installations in a distinctive permanent collection."

Milwaukee Art Museum
Keywords: Exhibition, Marketing, Archive, Sales, Education
****
An expansive and varied collection.

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Keywords: Exhibition, Marketing, Archive, Education, Sales
****
The MIA is now using the web as a means of reaching "underserved audiences."

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Keywords: Exhibition, Marketing, Archive, Sales
****
The Online Shop is more extensive than the online exhibits.

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Keywords: Exhibition, Marketing, Archive, Education
***
Combines the works of Bayou Bend, Glassell School of Art, Cullen Sculpture Garden, Rienzi Collection and the Hirsch Library.

Museum of International Folk Art
Keywords: Exhibition, Marketing, Archive, National
***
This site does have a nice collection of online exhibits, including Pano art and Recycled art.

The Museum of Modern Art
Keywords: Exhibition, Marketing, Archive, Sales, Education
*****
Always a leader in new technologies in the arts, MOMA's site features a subsite called ArtSafari, an interactive art site for youth.

Museum of Web Art
Keywords: Exhibition, Sales, Archive, Science
*****
"Dedicated to the Art, Technology, and Culture of the World Wide Web." Includes an intriguing mission statement.

National Museum of African Art
Keywords: Exhibition, Marketing, Archive, African, Global, Essay, Education
*****
Quote from the Director's Welcome:
"Through the Internet, student's of all ages can tap into the vast resources of the museum, while the uninitiated will enjoy their first encounter with African arts and culture."

National Museum of American Art
Keywords: Exhibition, Marketing, Archive, Photography, Crafts, Education, Sales
*****
An impressive host of available material online, the NMAA is clearly aware of its WWW presence.

National Museum of Wildlife Art
Keywords: Exhibition, Marketing, Archive, National, Sales
**
The Museum has a decidedly narrow focus on artwork but does not seem to have considered how that focus will function on the WWW.

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Keywords: Exhibition, Women, Research, Education, Sales, Archive
*****
Devoted to recognizing the achievements of women artists, the NMWA has utilized a variety of web based media.

National Portrait Gallery
Keywords: Exhibition, Marketing, Archive, Essay
***
Although a great deal of information is available online, it is not ideally organized. A Smithsonian site.

North Carolina Museum of Art
Keywords: Exhibition, Marketing, Archive, Education
*****
"This site offers much information about the Museum, its collection, and its programs. The collections section contains over 100 objects with images, several with brief histories of the works.... Think of it as a resource for yourself, for students, and for teachers."

North Dakota Museum of Art
Keywords: Exhibition, Marketing, Archive
****
Seeking hegemony between mainstream, rural American, and Native American art, artists, and audiences.

Norton Museum of Art
Keywords: Exhibition, Marketing, Archive, Sales, Education
*****
Based in West Palm Beach, Fl, the Norton web site features an impressive virtual gallery and exhibitions.

Norton Simon Museum
Keywords: Marketing, Archive
****
Founded in 1924 as the Pasadena Art Institute, the Norton grew from the collection of its namesake.

Palmer Museum of Art
Keywords: Exhibition, Marketing, Archive, Sales
**
Presents the large and varied collections of this Pennsylvania State University Museum.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Keywords: Exhibition, Marketing, Archive, Education, Sales
****
An attractive web site that is poorly managed, worth visiting if you can handle slow downloads and poor site design.

Spencer Museum of Art
Keywords: Exhibition, Marketing, Archive
****
Run by the University of Kansas, this site includes an impressive online museum tour.

The Textile Museum
Keywords: Sales, Marketing, Archive
***
Handmade and ethnographic textiles, many Islamic examples.

Turman Gallery
Keywords: Exhibition, Archive, Local
**
Part of Indiana State University, the gallery's emphasis is contemporary art. Site is poorly designed.

UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History
Keywords: Exhibition, Marketing, Archive, Education, National
*****
Participants in the Museum Educational Site Licensing Project, the Fowler offers a cultural studies perspective to the visual arts.

University Art Museum, University of Southern California at Santa Barbara
Keywords: Exhibition, Marketing, Archive, Architecture
**
Includes a wide range of art, especially contemporary.

Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Keywords: Education, Marketing, Archive
***
UMFA features an impressive image mapped gallery tour.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Keywords: Exhibition, Marketing, Archive, Local, Sales
***
Much of VMFA's extensive collections are archived online.

Web Museum, Paris
Keywords: Exhibition, Essay, Archive
***
A huge site with access to a wealth of materials, unfortunately it doesn't explain itself--who supports it, where the images come from, etc.

Whitney Museum of American Art
Keywords: Exhibition, Marketing, Archive, Education, Research, Sales
*****
Sponsor of Art Museum.Net, the Whitney's web design is phenomenal.

Wichita Art Museum
Keywords: Exhibition, Marketing, Sales, Archive
*****
A very sophisticated site, the Wichita Art Museum has elected not to place any artworks online.