An Overview of Online Exhibitions

  • Leong Chee Khoon
  • Chennupati K. Ramaiah
Keywords: Online exhibitions, virtual exhibitions, physical exhibitions, authoring tools, SCARN


To save our culture and heritage collections, online exhibitions are good conviction. Apart from saving and propagating the knowledge they play a vital role as communications link between highly valuable collections and the general public. This paper gives an overview of online exhibitions, their need, types, benefits and drawbacks. It also describes various authoring tools to create user interfaces and such online exhibitions. Some of the historical online exhibitions have also been discussed. The paper conclude that online museums have consequently reduced the distance between visitor and historical monuments and also the demand for original work has increased because of repeated exposure on World Wide Web.

DOI: 10.14429/djlit.28.4.193

How to Cite
Chee Khoon, L., & Ramaiah, C. K. (2010). An Overview of Online Exhibitions. DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology, 28(4), 7-21.