Cabinets of Art and Wonders Art compiled by Peter Huber, Austria
A very interesting and throrough overview of Cabinets of Curiosities in Europe between the XVIth and the XVIIIth centuries. For German speakers / Google Translate users only.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, USA)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History presents the Met’s collection via a chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of global art history. An invaluable reference, research and teaching tool.
The Natural History Museum (London, UK)
Explore the Museum's world-famous collections. One of the world’s greatest Museums of Natural History, first opened its doors to the public in 1881.
International Map Collectors’ Society
Members comprise academics, map dealers, institutions such as libraries and museums, and - for the most part - of cartophiles, suffering from a potentially contagious disease, called love of maps.
Library of Congress (Washington DC, USA)
The Geography and Map Division (G&M) has custody of the largest and most comprehensive cartographic collection in the world.
Brussels International Map Collectors’ Circle
An informal and convivial forum for all those interested in maps, atlases, topographical views, etc. be they collectors, academics, antiquarians, students...
The Globe Museum (Vienna, Austria)
The holdings of the Globe Museum at the Austrian National Library consist of about 650 objects: terrestrial and celestial globes, lunar and planet globes, and instruments related to globes (armillary spheres, planetaria, telluria).
Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (Paris, France)
The collections of palaeontology, geology, mineralogy, meteorites, botany, zoology, prehistory, anthropology, ethnobiology and chemistry are estimated to total over 60 million specimens.
The Field Museum (Chicago, USA)
The Field Museum was founded to house the biological and anthropological collections assembled for the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893. These objects form the core of the Museum's collections which have grown through world-wide expeditions, exchange, purchase, and gifts to more than twenty million specimens.
National Maritime Museum (London, UK)
The Museum has the most important holdings in the world on the history of Britain at sea, including maritime art (both British and 17th-century Dutch), cartography, manuscripts including official public records, ship models and plans, scientific and navigational instruments, time-keeping and astronomy (based at the Observatory), and in many other categories.
Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science (Florence, Italy)
The Museo Galileo is one of the foremost international institutions in the History of Science, combining a noted museum of scientific instruments and an institute dedicated to the research, documentation and dissemination of the history of science in the broadest senses.
American Museum of Natural History (New York, USA)
The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world's cultures.
Musée du Quai Branly (Paris, France)
The Quai Branly museum displays collections of objects from African, Asian, Oceanian and American civilizations.