Welcome to the archived version of the MIT Museum's online collections portal! This site was used to test features and content for the newly redesigned MIT Museum Collections site, which has now launched with over 150,000 objects. Please use the new MIT Museum Collections site for further research and discovery. This site remains online during the transition period but will not receive new updates or content.A history of exhibitions lies below. Click on the "More Detail" link for more information about a particular exhibit. To browse all of the objects featured in an exhibition, click on that exhibit's "Search for all items" link.
Flashes of Inspiration: The Work of Harold Edgerton
A multi-media celebration of the life and work of MIT legend, Harold "Doc" Edgerton, including his development of the electronic strobe and his dedication to making the invisible visible. Opened in the MIT Museum's main galleries in 1999; closed March 2, 2009.Search for all items
Scopes, Stationwagons and Solder: unexpected images from the Rad Lab and RLE Collections
In September 2002, the MIT Museum began a major effort to better preserve an extraordinary collection of photographic negatives. By June 2005, we had processed 24,000 negatives from the MIT Radiation Laboratory and the MIT Research Laboratory of Electronics. This exhibition, which originally ran from 2005-2006, highlighting some of the more intriguing images uncovered, is a celebration of the completion of the largest photographic preservation project undertaken by the MIT Museum up to that point.Search for all items
The Winning Hand: Images from the MIT Radiation Laboratory Negative Collection
This exhibition, originally at the MIT Museum's Conference Room Gallery from November 2002 to May 2003, highlighted items from the Radiation Laboratory Negative Collection then being processed at the museum.Search for all items
Visionary Engineer, Harold Edgerton
Visionary Engineer, Harold Edgerton, showcases the new digital collections that include many photographs from the MIT Museum's now closed Flashes of Inspiration exhibition, as well as thousands of other still and moving images. The exhibit's goal is to reintroduce Professor Harold "Doc" Edgerton to the public at the MIT Museum, and to make known this valuable synthesis of the many digital archives currently located throughout the MIT campus. Opened November 14, 2009; closed September 12, 2011.
Please see http://web.mit.edu/museum/about/pr/2009/visionary.html for more information on this exhibit