Online Museum Exhibitions & Collections

Devices of Wonder: From the World In A Box To Images On A Screen, organized by the at the J. Paul Getty Museum, points out relationships among artifacts, scientific books, and works of art and demonstrates the fluid boundaries between art history and fields such as optics, philosophy, natural history, and magic.

Joseph Cornell: Navigating The Imagination, organized by the Peabody Essex Museum is a visual treat for anyone who marvels at the transofrmation of ordinary and discarded materials into extraordinary works of art.

The Museum of Jurassic Technology  "...guided along as it were a chain of flowers into the mysteries of life."

Andy Warhol's Time Capsule #21

In the University of Delaware Library, Special Collections Department:,Self Works: Diaries, Scrapbooks, and Other Autobiographical Efforts

The American Museum of Photography

Photomuse is an online resource for scholarship in the history of photography and a collaboration between George Eastman House and theInternational Center of Photography. The site has a diverse sampling of  interesting exhibitions and a chronology of photography with cross-referenced timelines of politics and culture.

The Museum of Mourning Photography and Mourning Practice - "a resource intended for the anthropologist and artist alike."

Five Star Sites & Blogs

Anonymous Works is Joey Lin's blog. He posts amazing folk art objects and images he finds from all different places and sources. A terrifically inspiring blog!

Dull Tool Dim Bulb is Jim Linderman's fascinating blog (often featuring his collections) about surface, wear, form and authenticity in art, antiques and photography

Fans in a Flashbulb is The International Center of Photography museum's blog about their permanent collection.  The Barbara Levine Collection of Early Vernacular Photograph Albums was recently acquired by the museum.

Dan Eldon's Journals Filled with ephemera from his young life--newspaper clippings, food labels, call girl cards picked up in London phonebooks, and even grains of rice--the journals are stored at the Los Angeles country Museum of Art.

Willard Suitcase Exhibition "The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases from a State Hospital Attic"

Smoke in My Dreams a site for Mark Wagner and his collage art

Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities features new acquisitions, unique documents, and visual and textual curiosities from the collections of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.

In 1967 Michael Lesy stumbled upon a collection of photos. Wisconsin Death Trip

Luminous-Lint Alan Griffiths has created an amazing online resource for photography collectors and connoisseurs.

nu-real : a timeline of fantastic photomontage and its possible influences, 1857 - 2007

Accidental Mysteries, extraordinary vernacular photographs from the collection of John and Teenuh Foster.   John Foster also has an engaging and magical blog about objects and images and the beauty that can be found in everyday life.

Square America is Nicholas Osborn's gallery of vernacular photography including wonderful snapshot exhibitions 

found photographs, a gallery of inadvertent art is Nigel Maister's homage to the beauty and poetry found in vintage photographs.

House Of Mirth is Stacy Waldman's blog  about "all types of photography and ephemera - from vintage snapshots, tintypes and cdv's to ephemeral items found along my way."

Joachim Schmidt,

Thistlepress is artist Melody Owen's site, be sure to look at The Dissapearing Book.

One Way Street is Bernard Yenelouis' blog about modern, contemporary and vernacular photography.

The Impossible Project  "We aim to re-start production of analog instant film for vintage Polaroid cameras in 2010."

Scrapiteria started by Angelica Paez, is made up of collagists who work in the traditional cut and paste method. Each week, one of the members posts a new theme which is intrepreted in a personal way.  Some of the best contemporary collage work can be seen on this blog.

Lovely Water Parade is Mark Sullo's meditations on "Anonymous photos that have been in my hands or collection... Photos that have come through my camera... Images from other blogs that I will link to..."

Pop Photographica, a term coined by Daile Kaplan, is about her collection of everyday objects adorned with photographic images.

One Man's Treasure is is John Tooey's exploration of art and the history of photography using images from his personal collection

Vintage Fail  Nathaniel Sandler pairs his original fiction writing with found vintage images.

Urgent Alchemy: The Art of Claudia Drake