Exhibit 2.0

Exhibit has graduated!

The Exhibit project has graduated and moved on with its life. Visit the new home page for more information on how to join the new mailing lists, synch with the new code repositories, issue tracking, etc. Please excuse our mess during the transition.

Create interactive data-rich web pages like these ones below without ever touching a database or a web server, or doing any programming:

Exhibit is a three-tier web application framework written in Javascript, which you can include like you would include Google Maps.

If you just want to show a few hundred records of data on maps, timelines, scatter plots, interactive tables, etc., why bother learning SQL, ASP, PHP, CGI, or whatever when you can just use Exhibit?

To use Exhibit, you write: a simple data file, and an HTML file in which you specify how the data should be shown. Data + Presentation. That's all there is to publishing, as it should be.


It's easy to make your own exhibits! Here are:

More documentation is our wiki.

We also provide a complementary service called Babel that lets you convert data from various sources, including tab-separated values (copied straight from spreadsheets) and Bibtex files, into formats that Exhibit understands.


Actually, there is nothing to download—you didn't have to download Google Maps, did you?! Exhibit is also a Web API. All you need is reference its Javascript. Nothing to download; nothing to install. Welcome to a new era of software development.

But if you absolutely have to download something just to feel better about it, or if you have extra disk space to waste, sure, here's how to download Exhibit's source code.


Exhibit is open source software and is licensed under the BSD license. Basically, it's FREE.


This software is developed from the research in the Haystack group and the User Interface Design group at MIT CSAIL, and maintained by the SIMILE project.

The development team for this software includes:

This software is partially sponsored by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Exhibit has been inspired by many people and many projects, including Tim Berners-Lee's Tabulator.