Dawn: Pakistan’s first online Antique Cars Museum launched

Dawn: Pakistan’s first online Antique Cars Museum launched. “Shoaib Qureshy, the owner of the online museum, said the idea came to him some two-and-a-half years ago during the Covid-19 lockdowns. ‘We often do classic car shows to share our hobby and our beautiful cars with the general public but we wanted a single platform for this purpose where most of our cars could be showcased. This is the first Pakistan online museum for antique cars where we can show the best of these cars in not just our country but also to the world,’ he said.”

Renovated Mazda Museum Grand Reopening in May: New virtual museum opening today (Mazda)

Mazda Newsroom: Renovated Mazda Museum Grand Reopening in May: New virtual museum opening today. “Due to open to the public on May 23 this year, the museum’s spatial design and displays have seen a complete makeover with the aim to provide customers and people in the community with a space in which they can grow closer to Mazda, as well as to strengthen the Museum’s role as a base for communication of the Mazda brand. Additionally, an online Mazda Museum was launched today on our official website to allow many more visitors to browse through the museum’s displays.”

South Florida Sun-Sentinel: Argentina launches new virtual Jewish museum

South Florida Sun-Sentinel: Argentina launches new virtual Jewish museum. “Launched last month by the Centro Unión Israelita — which consists of the synagogue and a separate cultural organization — the virtual ‘museum’ includes a timeline of Córdoba’s Jewish history; a 360-degree panoramic tour of the synagogue; explainers on Jewish rituals and holidays; a global map about the places where Córdoba’s Jewish immigrants came from; testimony from a local Holocaust survivor; and an interactive map of the Jewish sites in Córdoba city (Córdoba is the name of both a province of over a million people and its largest city), which include an outdoor Israel Square and a monument to Anne Frank…”

KTVZ: Oregon Historical Society launches new online museum collection portal

KTVZ: Oregon Historical Society launches new online museum collection portal. “OHS’s museum preserves over 75,000 objects that document the history of the region, which includes clothing and textiles, Native American belongings, artworks, vehicles, equipment, and everyday items. At launch, the Portal provides access to the records for over 10,000 of these objects, with new records being added regularly.”

Italics Mag: The Best Italian Museums — The Italics Guide

Italics Mag: The Best Italian Museums — The Italics Guide. “According to the data collected by Istat in 2019, there are over 4,800 museums in Italy. This number includes galleries, archaeological areas, ecomuseums, and monuments. It may not come as much of a surprise, considering the wealth of Italy’s artistic heritage. This is spread throughout the Italian territory: one municipality out of three has at least one museum.” I’m including this because most of the museums featured have some form of digital presence that is discussed.

Apollo: Mission impossible – how to make a museum for artworks that were never made

New-to-me, from Apollo: Mission impossible – how to make a museum for artworks that were never made. “The plans for [Mili] Romano’s installation were one of 55 pieces in the exhibition ‘Hidden Displays 1975–2020. Unrealised projects in Bologna’, recently shown at the Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna (MAMbo). Letters, pencil sketches and paper maquettes laid out plans for works that never came to fruition, be it for ‘technical, logistical, ideological, financial, moral or ethical’ reasons, as the exhibition explained…. The unrealised projects in the exhibition were originally collected for the digital museum and online archive MoRE, a Museum of Refused and Unrealised Art Projects.”

WTOP: Woman creates virtual Black doll museum

WTOP: Woman creates virtual Black doll museum. “The museum features antique dolls, dolls 80 years or older. [Debbie Behan-Garrett]’s oldest dolls date back to the 1880s. They are a pair of cloth dolls that are handmade by the grandchild of an abolitionist. She features vintage dolls from 1941 through 1960 and modern dolls from 1961 to the present. She also features one-of-a-kind dolls, dolls that can’t be found anywhere else.”

Drexel University: Drexel Unveils ‘Museum of Where We Are’ Exhibition of Design History Students’ Work

Drexel University: Drexel Unveils ‘Museum of Where We Are’ Exhibition of Design History Students’ Work. “Joseph Larnerd, PhD, assistant professor of design history in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, started his ‘The Museum of Where We Are’ online project as a way to continue facets of hands-on learning in his ‘ARTH 300: The History of Modern Design’ class after all University coursework went remote in spring 2020 due to the pandemic. He had students select an object from their current place of residence, and over the course of the term, conceptualize and research a label for that object like one would find in a museum.”

San Francisco Chronicle: The world’s largest galaxy of ‘Star Wars’ relics is in a Petaluma museum. Here’s what’s inside.

New-to-me, from San Francisco Chronicle: The world’s largest galaxy of ‘Star Wars’ relics is in a Petaluma museum. Here’s what’s inside.. “Since the closure, [Steve] Sansweet and a small team have busied themselves cleaning and reorganizing the collection of more than 300,000 items — only about 1% of which are on display at any given time. There is also now an online museum with photos and videos to help hungry fans connect with the collection, a pandemic-induced necessity.”

The Irish News: Mobile Phone Museum launches online

The Irish News: Mobile Phone Museum launches online. “A collection of mobile phones detailing the history of the device has launched as an online museum with more than 2,000 handsets dating back to 1984. The Mobile Phone Museum, founded by industry veterans Ben Wood and Matt Chatterley, includes high-resolution photos and backstories for many of the phones in its catalogue.”

The Verge: Xbox’s 20th Anniversary museum is a metaverse full of achievements and mistakes

The Verge: Xbox’s 20th Anniversary museum is a metaverse full of achievements and mistakes. “Microsoft has created an Xbox metaverse museum where you can roam around and discover the history of Xbox consoles. It’s designed to celebrate 20 years of Xbox and includes some infamous mistakes like the Xbox 360 red ring of death or Microsoft’s attempt to acquire Nintendo in spring 2000.”

University of Barcelona: A Virtual Museum for the 21st century

University of Barcelona: A Virtual Museum for the 21st century. “The new Virtual Museum of the UB (MVUB), which incorporates new software improving the previous one, opened this Monday, November 15. Four new collections have been added to the seventeen that it had until now, in a new, more modern interface that improves its usability. New features have also been added: virtual exhibitions by theme, and access to the virtual tour of the Historic Building in Catalan, Spanish and English.”

The Guardian: Will the increase of online exhibitions kill the physical gallery?

The Guardian: Will the increase of online exhibitions kill the physical gallery?. “Last year, when Covid-19 left galleries with highly restricted access and 61% of all global art fairs were canceled, the market was forced to evolve digitally. Physically experiencing art was no longer a prerequisite to purchase or enjoy works. For some galleries, the growth of online viewing rooms remains exciting and brings respite from time-consuming global fairs. Yet, others are conflicted on whether digitalization is eroding the physical power of art and abandoning the community.”

Hong Kong Free Press: 1989 Tiananmen Massacre online museum blocked in Hong Kong, three weeks after police raid physical site

Hong Kong Free Press: 1989 Tiananmen Massacre online museum blocked in Hong Kong, three weeks after police raid physical site. “The online ‘June 4th Museum,’ preserving the memory of Beijing’s bloody crackdown on protesters in 1989, has become inaccessible via several of Hong Kong’s major telecom providers. It comes less than two months after the site was first launched and three weeks after police confiscated exhibits at a separate, real-life museum in Hong Kong.”

Illinois News Bureau: Illinois artist’s virtual ‘Museum of Us’ lets everyone tell their stories

Illinois News Bureau: Illinois artist’s virtual ‘Museum of Us’ lets everyone tell their stories. “Artist Jorge Lucero recently invited people from around the world to meet via Zoom and share an object that was important in their lives – telling their stories through their belongings and turning the grid of video teleconferencing boxes into a cabinet of curiosities.”