What's All This Then?
What's All This Then?
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Exceptional exhibits are highlighted each quarter. Selections from previous seasons are archived here.
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Like film projectors, part of the attraction of reel-to-reel tape decks as objects is not just that they have a lot of moving parts, it's that you actually get to watch those parts moving. A digital progress bar doesn't hold a candle to the long, slow, hypnotic unwinding of a party tape from the left reel to the right. These vintage ads and manuals mostly appeal to the idea of being a "pro" in your home. That's a charming idea in the age of the amateur.
Real estate agents might be great at understanding the housing market, where the next great neighborhood is, or how to successfully navigate a closing. However, as Real Estate Agent Headshots proves, what they aren't always so great at is hiring qualified photographers or being photographed in general.
Back before every corner was filled with a chain-filled strip mall, Los Angeles' car culture gave birth to a million diners, rib joints, and places to get an ice cream, most all of them with a theme and a giant sign out front. Old L.A. Restaurants offers up a large collection, with not just photos, but whole write-ups about these eateries of a bygone era.
Hundreds of commercial airlines have attempted to solve thousands of visual communication problems over the years. The Timetablist collects all manner of maps, grids, schedules and other printed data and it's fascinating to see the many different approaches to route maps, for example, all in one place.
I don't know much about the series of novels about Simon Templar, aka "The Saint," but I do know a little about The MoOM, and one thing I know is that nothing makes for a more satisfying exhibit than a few pages jammed full of iterations on a single idea. Jean-Marc Lofficier's Saint Cover Gallery is exactly that. An expressive stick-figure placed in hundreds of situations by a group of inventive artists makes for a fun-to-browse collection that practically defines the idea of "variations on a theme."
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.