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These sites or apps excel in presenting and interpreting museum collections and themes, providing a rich and meaningful digital experience. They may be a section of a larger museum Web site or be a collaborative project among institutions and/or individuals and communities associated with museums. Entirely virtual museums are eligible to participate in this category as are exhibitions of Web art and other "born digital" collections. Quality characteristics include: * Effective use of multiple media formats * Innovative ways of complementing physical exhibitions or providing surrogates for physical experiences in online only exhibitions * New ways of representing museum processes and structures * Imaginative audience participation and engagement of different categories of 'visitors' last updated: January 2011

East Perth Power Station History Project

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The East Perth Power Station was commissioned in 1913 as the first Power Station to be build in the state of Western Australia. The website takes you to visit the East Perth Power Station, the people who worked there, the children who grew up in its shadow, the local residents who lived close by and the consumers who used the electricity which the station generated.

A journey back and forth (Resan fram och tillbaka in Swedish)

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The travelling exhibition A journey back and forth invites us to take part in an eventful voyage into past and future times. The exhibition offers a meeting place for children’s imaginations and science and art. Detailed narratives and objects are derived from the subsidiary themes of the exhibition:language, home, encounters and faith.

BMW Guggenheim Lab

People's Choice:
1 vote
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Exhibition
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The BMW Guggenheim Lab is a public space for the exploration of ideas for urban life.

Shapeshifting - Transformations in Native American Art

People's Choice:
3 votes
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Exhibition
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 Visitors viewing the word cloud in the galleries. It is also available online.

Getting Word

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//www.slaveryatmonticello.org/getting-wordGetting Word Homepage

Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible

People's Choice:
27 votes
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Exhibition
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 Contemporary and historic images, interactive timelines, galleries, kids' games and activities, audio, and video tell the story of one of the most widely-known books in the English langua        </div>
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GLOBAL SCREEN

People's Choice:
8 votes
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Exhibition
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Global Screen is a project based on the the book of the same title by Gilles Lipovetsky and Jean Serroy.

Nunavik: A Land, Its People

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Exhibition
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This trilingual web exhibit is a personal initiative of its creator, Luc Bouvrette, D.Mus., made possible by his affiliation to a small collectio

MAMA: Motherhood Around the Globe

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 Motherhood Around the Globe exhibition.        </div>
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Museumboerhaave.nl

People's Choice:
1 vote
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Exhibition
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Museum Boerhaave, the Museum for the history of science and medicine, has a collection of historical scientific instruments. The new site presents all the 40.000 objects from the museum in a surprising and original way. Not only related objects can be found, but also the contrary. Next to the biggest object, the smallest is displayed.

The Textile Museum: Green-The Color and The Cause

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Exhibition
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The site immediately inspires curiousity & exploration of the topic and exhibition.  It invites people in through different avenues and allows for participation.  Fabulous!

Stillspotting

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Exhibition
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The stillspotting website was created to support a two-year multidisciplinary project that occurs outside the Museum’s walls in five different boroughs of New York City.

The Jerusalem of Lithuania: The Story of the Jewish Community of Vilna

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Split Second: Indian Paintings

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Exhibition
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Split Second invited the Brooklyn Museum's online community to participate in a project that resulted in an installation of Indian paintings from the Museum's permanent collection.

The Mourners: Tomb Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy

People's Choice:
1 vote
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Exhibition
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Image of "About the Mourners" page

The website, “The Mourners: Tomb Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy,” was produced by FRAME (French Regional American Museum Exchange) and the Musée des beaux-artes, Dijon in connection with and support of an exhibition of that name which opened at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in March, 2010 and continues its tour of seven American museums through 2012. It was funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.