In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web, here are 10 classic museum web pages I dug up on the Internet Archives’ “Wayback Machine.” The web may be 25 years old, but the bravest museums got their web pages up about 18 years ago in 1996. Enjoy the nerdiness—AMNH and LACMAweb especially cracked me up!
1. American Museum of Natural History (1996)
2. LACMA (1997)
3. SF MOMA (1996)
7. The Prado (1997)
8. Guggenheim (1996)
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The MIA was there in the day. October 1994 was the launch, but the Wayback Machine only goes back to 1996. http://web.archive.org/web/19961230012626/http://www.artsmia.org/
It looked better in 640 x 480 with a adaptive 256 color web palette.
Thanks for doing this.
That’s rad. And thanks for pointing that out about the Wayback Machine!
The evolution of the web … budget. Now a million dollars will buy you a great splash page and more. My budget … pennies … and it shows.
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