Social networking site for museum lovers

27 February 2009

If you love museums, then the new social networking website, Creative Spaces, is for you.

Launched this week, the site lets you share your experiences of your museum visits, record your favourite objects, create notebooks for your areas of interest, and share all this with other like-minded people.

Creative Spaces is a new social networking website for museum lovers

Creative Spaces is a new social networking website for museum lovers

Creative Spaces is part of the National Museums Online Learning Project (NMOLP). NMOLP uses the online collections of 9 national museums and galleries, including the Natural History Museum, to create educational resources.

Get inspired by online collections

Many of the Natural History Museum’s world-class collections are online, from outstanding artwork to important scientific specimens. So, as you browse, you can collect your favourites and record how they have inspired your creative activities. You can share ideas through text, images and videos, in this Facebook for museum lovers.


WebQuests is the NMOLP for school students. The site provides free activities for schools, based on the national curriculum, and uses the partners’ online collections as part of an interactive and engaging experience.

NMOLP is a £1.5m government-funded project and as well as the Natural History Museum, includes the V&A, National Portrait Gallery, the Tate, The British Museum, the Wallace Collection, Royal Armouries, Sir John Soane's Museum and Imperial War Museum.

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