Virtual Museums

Virtual Museums

A virtual museum is a museum that exists only online. A virtual museum is also known as an online museum, electronic museum, hypermuseum, digital museum, cybermuseum or Web museum. The term used depends upon the backgrounds of the practitioners and researchers working in this field.

As with a traditional museum, a virtual museum can be designed around specific objects (akin to an art museum, natural history museum, or archive), or can consist of new exhibitions created from scratch (akin to the exhibitions at science museums). Moreover, a virtual museum can refer to the mobile or World Wide Web offerings of traditional museums (e.g., displaying digital representations of its collections or exhibits); or can be born digital content such as Net art, Virtual Reality and Digital art.

Read more about Virtual Museums:  Pioneers (online Before 2000), Other Online Museums, Research and Scholarship, Interactive Environments, Domain Names

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... with the expansion of the web, is the establishment of virtual museums ... Online initiatives like the Virtual Museum of Canada and the National Museum of the United States Air Force provide physical museums with a web presence, as well as online curatorial platforms such as Rhizome ... Some virtual museums have no counterpart in the real world, such as LIMAC (Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Lima), which has no physical location and might be ...
Virtual Museums - Domain Names
... Museums have a variety of top-level domain names ... domain name used by some museums, as organized by from MuseDoma ...

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