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NMAI launches website to showcase collection
Friday, January 30, 2009
Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment | Technology

The National Museum of the American Indian will put its entire 800,000-item collection online, a project that is expected to take at least four years.

Most people aren't able to visit NMAI's three facilities, said director Kevin Gover, a member of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma. So the website will give people a chance to see the collection.

"Quite simply, given we know most native people will never visit any of our three museums . . . we wanted to provide this experience," Gover told The Washington Post.

The site launches on Monday and will feature 5,500 items and photographs.

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