The Bigger Picture: Visual Archives and the Smithsonian
Link Love: 10/25/2013
by Mitch Toda on October 25, 2013
- The first phase of the Emily Dickinson Archive is now online and makes high-resolution images of Dickinson's manuscripts available from a multitude of repositories. [via Jennifer Wright, SIA]
- A new way to look at art - X-raying art at the Freer and Sackler Galleries. [via bento, F|S]
- For those young budding readers out there, the New York Public Library has compiled its list of the top 100 children's books of the last century. [via InfoDocket]
- Take that Google Maps - The quest to find ancient monsters used in historical maps. [via Wired Science, Wired]
- October is American Archives Month and archives across the Smithsonian are celebrating the collections of archival and historical records that we are entrusted to preserve and make available. Archivists and their collections will be sharing their collections through a blogathon, on Pintrest, on Tumblr, and through a variety of other activities.
- Sounds of the city - The Roaring Twenties is a new "interactive exploration of the historical soundscape of New York City." [via Lynda Schmitz Fuhrig, SIA]
- In a special issue, the Smithsonian Magazine has identified 100 objects from the Smithsonian's collections that made America.
- On display until December 11, the Bionic-Man makes its debut at the National Air and Space Museum.
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