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Great Museums

celebrate America's 'year of the museum' — 2006 — at this online venue

 

No matter where you travel in the United States — or, for that matter, around the world — you can find some kind of museum to visit. And why not give it a go?

Whether you enjoy the Old Masters, contemporary art, sculpture, historical memorabilia, rock 'n' roll, Elvis, farm life, classic cars, or anything else, some organization has probably collected it, catalogued it, and put it on display. The Great Museums website offers a chance to learn about places and spaces online that you might never have the chance to visit in person.

The series of videos was shown on PBS and can now be found online at Hulu, Netflix, YouTube, and elsewhere. In addition to links to the videos, collateral materials (DVDs, books) are available through the website.

At Explore Great Museums to see video clips of places across the country. If you have a chance, after finishing your online visit, get out and see the real thing.

Check the website for American Association of Museums for more information and to learn about Marjorie Schwarzer's book (Riches, Rivals & Radicals: 100 Years of Museums in America) on which the video series is based.

 

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