The WebMuseum was not made as part of any official or supported
project. There's not grant behind that, it is total pleasureware (tm).
I decided to start working on this exhibit because I felt more
artistic stuff was needed on the Internet, so the WebMuseum took over
my free time (nights and week-ends...) since mid-march 1994.
Some companies may be trying to get a monopolistic grab on arts and
culture, developing a pay-per-view logic, shipping out CD-ROMs while
trying to patent stuff which belongs to each of us: a part of our
human civilization and history.
This exhibit is not trying to compete in any way with books or
specialized CD-ROMs. Such an Internet exhibit will neither reach the
quality of paper reproduction and professional critic, nor will it be
as easily available as a local CD-ROM, given the transfer time on the
No support, no funding, no manpower: the WebMuseum is a collaborative
work of its visitors contributing to expand and improve the WebMuseum.
> MfG, Karl Dietz