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Last updated Monday, April 26, 1999

Take a mousepad tour of the world's cultural riches by clicking a few of the links below. The list doesn't aspire to be comprehensive – we've singled out our favorites, what we think are the most intriguing, best designed Web sites for national and world museums. If you've got one we should know about, please write a note to and tell us.

National Museums

Since it was founded in 1931, the Whitney Museum of American Art has exhibited a mix of cutting-edge contemporary art and work from well-established American artists like Georgia O'Keeffe, Edward Hopper and Alexander Calder. The museum's Web site is not only a resource for visitors, but also a work of art itself. Especially noteworthy is its presentation of the current exhibit, "The American Century: Art & Culture 1900-2000." This elegantly constructed virtual exhibition space is jam-packed with information and offers a plethora of multimedia bells and whistles, including a dynamic pop-up time line and animated introductions to every decade. Online tours of the exhibit can be created and customized, or you can take the director's tour – an audio trip through the century. Teacher resources are available at the site's learning center, along with a great children's section where kids can make their own art or learn how to make crafts inspired by works from the exhibit. Tickets to Whitney exhibits can be purchased directly through the site as well. Recently, The Post's Jo Ann Lewis wrote a review of the first installment of "The American Century."

American Museum of Natural History, New York

Art Institute of Chicago

Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

Baltimore Museum of Art

Brooklyn Museum

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Frick Collection, New York

Guggenheim Museums, New York

High Museum of Art, Atlanta

J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.

New England Aquarium, Boston

New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York

Museum of Modern Art, New York

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

International Museums

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Deutsches Museum, Munich

Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki

Galleria degli Uffizi di Firenze

Guggenheim Museums

Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Kyoto National Museum

Louvre Museum, Paris

Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki

Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

Museum of London

Museum of Macau

Museums of Morocco

Museums Online: South Africa

National Gallery, London

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

National Museums of Singapore

Natural History Museum, London

Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto

Sofía Imber Contemporary Art Museum of Caracas

State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art, Amsterdam

National Museum, Stockholm

Tate Gallery, London

Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein

Miscellaneous Museums

American Advertising Museum, Portland, Ore.

American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore

Mariners' Museum, Newport News, Va.

Museum of Bad Art, Boston

Museum of Web Art

Tenement Museum, New York

Toaster Museum

Uruguayan Virtual Museum of [Contemporary] Art

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