ArtBabble is a cloud based video hosting service for art content [1] and has been called the ” YouTube of the arts”. [2] It was launched in April 2009 and won the 2010 “Best of the Web” award at the Museums and the Web Conference. [3] The original design and hosting is provided by the Indianapolis Museum of Art . [4]

ArtBabble partners include the following: [5]

  • Indianapolis Museum of Art
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • J. Paul Getty Museum
  • Hammer Museum
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • The New York Public Library
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • San Jose Museum of Art
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • Van Gogh Museum


  1. Jump up^ Presentation, Museums and the Web Conference, 2009.
  2. Jump up^ Ruth Jamieson,ArtBabble: The YouTube of the arts, The Guardian , April 14, 2009.
  3. Jump up^ Congratulations to the MW2010 Best of the Web Winners! ,Archives & Museum Informatics, April 16, 2010.
  4. Jump up^ Kate Taylor,ArtBabble Site Opens Window to World of Museums, New York Times , April 6, 2009.
  5. Jump up^ Full list of partners ArchivedMarch 24, 2010, at theWayback Machine., ArtBabble.

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