Prince Online Museum Launches
A new website dedicated to Prince’s online presence launched today, Billboard reports. The Prince Online Museum is an archive of the late musician’s various websites from the past 20 years, including NPG Music Club, which Prince won a Webby Award for in 2006. All of the sites are presented chronologically in a timeline format. The museum’s director Sam Jennings was a webmaster of the NPG Music Club, and he told Billboard the following about the new archive:
We launch with 12 of Prince’s most popular sites, but over 20 years online, Prince launched nearly 20 different websites, maintained a dozen different social media presences, participated in countless online chats and directly connected with fans around the world.
Jennings asserted that everyone involved with the Prince Online Museum worked with Prince directly on the projects featured:
The Museum was built by the people who worked directly with Prince on these projects… We are the originators, we are the experts. It is a labor of love, no money has been exchanged. There will be no downloads sold and no membership fees required. But we do have working versions of almost all of Prince’s official websites.
The websites featured on the site include:
-NPG Music Club v1 (2001), screen gallery
-TheDawn.com (1996), screen gallery
-Prince Interactive (1994), walkthrough
Check it out here.