The Bigger Picture: Visual Archives and the Smithsonian
Link Love: 10/14/2011
by Catherine Shteynberg on October 14, 2011
- New to the Flickr Commons: Stockholm Transport Museum [via Susannah Wells].
- Also, the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art has released 285 images from 1930s and 40s from the Federal Art Project’s Photographic Division to Wikimedia Commons.
- Some incredible, fantastical images from Niels Klim's journey under the ground, by 18th century Norwegian-Danish author, Ludvig Holberg over at BibliOdyssey (Halloween costume ideas are a bonus…).
- Have you been keeping up with our Archives Month blogathon? So many great posts up this week, including the Archives’ own Kira Cherrix writing about troubleshooting as she digitizes field notes for the Field Book Project, and the Smithsonian Institution Libraries on some great safari images in their collections.
- A profile of Everett Ellin, the man who pushed art museums to embrace computers.
- Focused—a project bringing a group photojournalists toward a common goal: “to rely more on our senses than technology” while taking photographs in a digital age [via Mitch Toda, SIA].
- An interesting video by the National Archives’ Preservation Lab in St. Louis reveals how they deal with objects damaged by fire, mold, and the ravages of time to make records more easily accessible to the public:
“Preservation Lab at the National Archives, St. Louis,” Courtesy of the National Archives YouTube Channel.
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