A collection of Prince‘s official websites that he maintained throughout his entire career launched on Monday (July 4, 2016).
The Prince Online Museum honors Prince’s existence on the internet, spanning 20 websites and “a dozen different social media presences”, and places them on a timeline to show his evolution as an artist online. Beginning with the “Prince Interactive” CD-ROM experience in 1994 to the 3rdEyeGirl website in 2013, the website’s director, Sam Jennings, describes the Museum as “an archive of that work and a reminder of everything he accomplished as an independent artist with the support of his vibrant and dedicated online community.”
“The Museum was built by the people who worked directly with Prince on these projects,” Jennings tells Billboard. “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 website also supports the organization #YesWeCode, whose goal is to connect 100,000 low-opportunity young adults with lucrative careers in the technology field.