'Darwin Country' is a website describing the landscape and places that are associated with the famous scientist Charles Darwin, in and around the rural town of Shrewsbury in the British Isles. The website was created by the Shrewsbury Museums Service with support from The Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries, and the West Midlands Regional Museums Council, among others. It contains a wealth of images, paintings, maps, and texts. Some articles are also linked to selected digitised materials from museum collections. Users of the website can 'collect' such items into a personal 'discovery folder'. By visiting the 'Images' pages, the user can also browse 1294 photographs, paintings, drawings, and some maps. Despite its general lack of design values or navigational elegance, this substantial website is a useful and impressive addition to the online resources for the study of Darwin in the context of the northern Midlands and the Welsh Marches.
This is the homepage of the Technisches Museum in Vienna, which holds collections related to all aspects of applied science, including: engineering; computer technology; transmission technology and media (telephones, radio and television); astronomy; heavy industry; physics; mass production of luxury goods; energy; innovations to improve daily life; musical instruments; and transport. Each field has a subsite with explanatory essays and virtual suites stating the aims of dedicated exhibitions.
The site presents online exhibitions with beautiful images (some of which are downloadable) of Biedermeier glass; apothecaries' vessels; and historical advertisements for local factories. Past exhibitions are also described. A page entitled 'Wissenschaft' deals with the research and conservation conducted at the museum and links to its library and archive subsites. Historians of Science will find the latter offering useful images, summaries of holdings, and rules for access to books and collections. All general contact information, partners, supporters and hours of access are posted. Users can browse through the museum's online shop, which sells the museum's research publications; tables of contents for current museum journal issues are posted. A parallel English site is incomplete and users should refer to the German pages in the first instance.