Virtual Museums


A recent development, 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 confused with the city's own museum. The art historian Griselda Pollock elaborated a virtual feminist museum, spreading between classical art to contemporary art.


Some real life museums are also using the internet for virtual tours and exhibitions. On March 23, Whitney Museum in New York organized what it called the first ever online Twitter museum tour.

Tour The American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of
Photography Guided Tour

American Red Cross Virtual Museum

American Treasures - Library of

Tour an Ancient Roman Villa

Tour of The Andy Warhol Museum

The Canadian Museum of

Tour The Collection at The National
Gallery of Art

Tour the DeCordova 35 acre Sculpture Park

The Drop Zone Virtual Museum (WW II

Institute and Museum of History of Science -
Florence, Italy

Greek and Roman Art

Tour the Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield

Holocaust Museum Tour

The International Museum of Horses

Tour The Jimmy Stewart Museum

Museum of HP Calculators

Tour The Museum of Unnatural

Tour the Metropolitan Museum
of Art

The First Virtual Mousepad

Tour Historic Mount Vernon The Home of
George Washington

Tour The National Museum of Women in the Arts

Tour the Natural History Museum in London

Tour the Olympic

Tour the Orchard
House/Home of the Alcotts

Museum of Promotional Pens

Tour the Tokugawa Family Art
Museum in Nagoya, Japan

Tour the U.C. Berkeley Museum of

The Museum of the Rockies - rich in
natural and human history

Tour the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame + Museum

Tour the Samurai Asian

Tour the International Surfing Museum

Tour the Virtual Egyptian

Tour the Smithsonian - The World's Largest Museum

Toyota Automobile Museum in Tokyo

Ueberseemuseum in Bremen, Germany
(In German)

Tour Williamsburg and You'll Tour Through the
Pages of Colonial America.

Tour the National Museum of Women's History

Tour World Art Treasures