Smithsonian Libraries offers portal to world of online exhibits

July 15, 2010 at 2:43 pm Leave a comment

Smithsonian Institution Libraries: Library and Archival Exhibitions on the Web.  http://www.sil.si.edu/SILPublications/Online-Exhibitions/.  Accessed July 15, 2010.

The Smithsonian has done it again.  Leave it to librarians to catalog library, museum and archive resources available on the Web.  From the portal page, a click on the “search exhibition list” button opens a bold new world of information to parents, educators and children.  My obvious first search was for “dinosaurs” because that is the most requested subject at my elementary school.  Among the results was a link to the American Museum of Natural History (pictured) as well as the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and even the National Library of New Zealand.  

Imagine the world at your fingertips this summer, when the kids are clamoring that they’re bored.  Or even better, imagine researching and entertaining the kids before vacation with information about the ocean, or whatever natural wonders you’ll encounter.

Of course, if you’re interested in museum exhibits online, you should visit my blog:  Museums as Library Resources.  Every month, I highlight online exhibits that fit with holidays, lesson plans, and just fun stuff.

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