200,000 design objects digitised by the Smithsonian Design Museum
And more to come!
The Smithsonian Design Museum, also known as Cooper Hewitt, in New York has digitised a staggering 200,000 objects from its collection which can be viewed online.
How do you start to use such a huge online collection? They have put together a variety of headings to search by, such as by exhibition, highlights, colour or period, or you can just search randomly.
See this article on Open Culture for more in depth information about the collection. Open Culture is a fantastic source of free online material; from free online courses from Universities (how about this one about the Italian Renaissance?), to free ebooks, audio books, images, movies and more, it is well worth a look through.