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National Museum of American Art Online

From: Walter Henry <whenry>
Date: Tuesday, January 25, 1994
The following appeared on museum-l and is reposted here without the
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    Date: 22 Jan 94
    Sender: Museum discussion list <MUSEUM-L%UNMVMA.BITNET [at] Forsythe__Stanford__EDU>
    From: Joan Stahl <maars007 [at] sivm__bitnet>
    Subject: National Museum of American Art Online
    To: Multiple recipients of list MUSEUM-L <MUSEUM-L [at] UNMVMA__BITNET>

    The National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, now
    has extensive information on its collections, publications, and
    activities available to personal computer users subscribing to
    America Online. Selected publications, including articles from
    AMERICAN ART, the museum's quarterly journal, and the complete text
    of the best-selling book FREE WITHIN OURSELVES, complete with
    images, can be read online or downloaded for printing. The program
    offers such interactive aspects as an electronic bulletin board for
    art-related topics and a board for art reference queries, which are
    personally answered by a staff librarian. Information on the
    research collections--for example, the museum library, slide and
    photo archives, Inventory of American Paintings Executed Before
    1914, Inventory of American Sculpture--as well as on the permanent
    collection, is available. Current press releases, upcoming
    exhibition schedules, informational brochures, and up-to-the minute
    museum events information have also been posted.

    In addition, digital images from the museum's permanent collection
    are available to America Online's home and school users. Note that
    currently the images must be downloaded from the system to one's
    computer, a process that takes from eight to twenty minutes per
    image. In coming months, it will not be necessary to download in
    order to see images.

    To access NMAA's offerings by personal computer, America Online
    subscribers select the "Learning/Reference" option from the America
    Online menu, click on the Smithsonian Institution icon, and then
    choose "NMAA Online" in the text choices or choose keyword: NMAA.

    NMAA Online is part of Smithsonian Online on America Online.
    Smithsonian Online provides additional information about the
    Institution, including a large area for educators, articles from AIR
    & SPACE magazine, and hundreds of photographic images that represent
    a wide range of collections at the institution.

    For more information about America Online, call (800) 827-6364, ext.

    Joan Stahl, National Museum of American Art: Room 331,
    Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560

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