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The Lost Museum


A re-creation of PT Barnum’s American Museum as a lens into mid-19th century New York City and antebellum America. The Lost Museum website offers visitors a visualization and spacial interpretation of this extraordinary institution as well as an innovative way to learn and teach about the many issues and events of the period. This project grew from a proposal for a CD-ROM project called Landscapes in Time that aimed to provide a dense portrait of a particular time and single place as a complement to the Who Built America? CD-ROM

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Proposal Co-Authors

Roy Rosenzweig
Joshua Brown
Andrea Ades Vasquez


Andrea Ades Vasquez


Andre Pitanga
Joshua Harvey
Burç Acar
Christopher Terry
Elena Razlogova
Gene Yu
Michael Laine

Content Experts

Bluford Adams
Elizabeth Blackmar
Stephen Brier
Peter G. Buckley
James (Jay) Cook
Ann Fabian
Neil Harris
Kevin Kenny
Michael O'Malley
Benjamin Reiss


Pennee Bender
Ellen Noonan
Joshua Brown
Lee Ann Pomplas
Brian C. Muller
Cortlan McManus
Fernando Azevedo
Cristina Yunzal
Lilliana Halim
Steve Prince
Janine Giordano
Julie Joslyn
Leo Ciesa
Pat Muchmore
Peter Buckley
David Carson
Markeisha Ensley
Carol Greski
Sam Hurlbut
Frank Poje
Isa Vásquez
Madelyn Kent


National Endowment for the Humanities


American Social History Project / Center for Media and Learning


2000 New York Metropolitan Archivists Roundtable Prize for "the most innovative application of archives to the Internet."
April 2005 The Lost Museum was the recipient of an Honorable Mention Award for excellence in interactive media production in the Horizon Interactive Awards competition.
April 2005 The Lost Museum won the Platinum Award for Interactive-Educational New Media at the 38th annual WorldFest Film Festival. Worldfest, one of the oldest competitive international media Festivals, was held in Houston, Texas.
In 2005 The Lost Museum was a recipient of the National Endowment for the Humanities EDSITEment Citation.
In 2006 The Lost Museum received the Center for Digital Education Digital Education Achievement Award.





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Item Relations

This Item foaf:fundedBy Item: National Endowment for the Humanities
This Item Partner Item: American Social History Project / Center for Media and Learning
This Item Staff Item: Roy Rosenzweig
This Item Staff Item: Elena Razlogova