Museum of the History of Science website
Through its affiliation with the University of Oxford, The Museum of the History of Science became one of the first physical museums to make images of objects in their collection available online for the public. At the time, the museum prided itself on making high quality images available for view that could almost rival the objects in person. When the museum launched its website in 1995 (Figure 1), it made available a database of images of the permanent collection and an online version of a special exhibition The Measurers: A Flemish Image of Mathematics in the Sixteenth Century (Figure 2), which is still available online in its original format.
Bowen, Jonathan. “A Brief History of Early Museums Online.” The Rutherford Journal Vol. 3 (2010). Accessed November 10, 2015. http://www.rutherfordjournal.org/article030103.html