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National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Virtual Museum


Mary D. Coraggio


The NIST Virtual Museum is an online repository of information related to the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology. It is intended for a general audience. The NIST Virtual Museum includes online exhibits; museum news; an information desk for searching the museum Web pages and viewing related scientific papers; directions to the Virtual Museum s counterpart, the real museum in Gaithersburg, MD; and a Virtual Museum site map.The virtual exhibit space is divided into virtual rooms--gatherings of virtual artifacts, portraits, photographs, drawings, and documents which are woven together as threads of a story. The larger story of NIST is told in eight rooms. Museums, both virtual and real, are unique places where objects tell stories. A narrative unfolds as the visitor travels from room to room, viewing the objects.
Electronic Publication


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Coraggio, M. (1970), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Virtual Museum, Electronic Publication, [online], internal:/None (Accessed April 15, 2024)
Created August 26, 2016, Updated October 8, 2021