What's All This Then?
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What's All This Then?
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Like most cultural institutions, The MoOM needs the support of the community to survive. Well, not really, since we don't have a building or a staff or even those cheap little round colored badges that you hook on your collar when you attend, but we do hope you'll support The Museum of Online Museums all the same.
Becoming a "Sustaining Fellow" at a brick and mortar museum can cost well over a thousand dollars and often requires that you attend stuffy formal soirees and make small talk with muckety-mucks.
Supporting the MoOM requires a simple one-time non-tax-free contribution of $75. In exchange for your generosity, you'll receive one sweet, tall coffee mug, a permanent listing and link as a lifetime member of the Board of Directors and the right, but not the obligation, to post links to collections you discover online that you deem appropriate to the Mission of the MoOM. Thank you in advance for your consideration
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Recently acquired but not-yet-collected exhibits, with descriptions, can be found in the MoOM Annex, a part of the general Coudal Partners archives.
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
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.