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The New Media museum collects and preserves the tools used to author all forms of media along with the content that’s been authored with those tools. In addition, the museum collects and preserves the history of both the creators of the tools and the content. Finally, the primary focus is on capturing a snapshot of the evolution of the tools and content from analog to electronic and then digital formats over the course of the twentieth century. More…

Media in Transition

Media in Transition
Logo co-designed, David Thorburn and Mary Hopper, 1998

Materials related to the MIT Media in Transition Project are a valuable asset in the New Media Museum’s collections. More…


A key technical goal of the museum is to maintain the ability to play, record, preserve and translate as wide a range of analog, electronic and digital media as possible. More…


These are some key books in the collection. More…

Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man Marshall McLuhan
Information Technology and Civilization
Ink into Bits, Making Connections

On the Web
Paley Center for Media Collection (US)
Media History Digital Library (Eric Hoyt, University of Wisconsin-Madison)
The National Science and Media Museum (UK)
Media Museum (ZKM)
Museum Of Obsolete Media (Jason Curtis)
Museum of Obsolete Objects (YouTube)