Museum lovers heave a sigh of relief. Forget those hassled journeys. Just click on that little mouse by your PC and it will take you to any museum in the world you ever dreamt of! That is the magic of virtual museum, or call it online museum, electronic museum, digital museum, cyber museum. Werner Schweibenz and Andrews, of
Interesting virtual museums of the world
While exploring virtual museums around the world, we came across infinite websites. Here are some of the most captivating ones.
We start with the virtual
Museum is creating its digital self-portrait to be displayed around the world. The most interesting part of the site is its virtual gallery link called 'Digital Collection' which houses high resolution artwork images ranging from paintings, drawings, sculpture, furniture and carriages, to jewellery, ceramics, numismatics and other archeological artifacts.
Then there is the 'Virtual Museum of Canada (VMC)', harnessing the huge potential of Internet to preserve Canadian culture. Apart from regular links on events, contact information there are video clips available which are being aired on the History channel, National Geographic channel, Newsworld and so forth.
The site has acted as a voice for many unnoticed cultures like those of the Nepalese and Tibetans. It hosts a link on
Following are some of the best examples of how virtual museums can immortalise a region's rich cultural heritage and link its people to their past.
The example of the
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