The Bigger Picture: Visual Archives and the Smithsonian
Link Love: 11/25/2011
by Catherine Shteynberg on November 25, 2011
- Link Love Thanksgiving Edition: Learn more about the origins of your favorite Thanksgiving dishes from a Smithsonian anthropologist and check out the Smithsonian’s piece of Plymouth Rock?
- The National Archives has a new Tumblr blog about preservation at the Archives.
- How do we make sure that the electronic material we access is trustworthy? The Library of Congress tackles this question over at their digital preservation blog.
- When one of your mentors shows up in the archives—over at the Archives of American Art blog.
- Very exciting! The Smithsonian has a new mobile app, which is perfect for planning your visit this weekend or during the upcoming holidays!
- I can’t resist including these prints from some of William Blake’s books of poetry, as they were favorites of mine growing up. Who can resist his tigers?
- This fall and winter, the Smithsonian will present two exhibitions about Thomas Jefferson, and in honor of this, we’re highlighting Jefferson objects around the Smithsonian, including a letter written by him in the collections of the Archives. (You may remember the letter from this blog post some time ago.)
- And speaking of the Smithsonian’s incredible Jefferson objects? Check out the history of the Jefferson Bible, which recently underwent conservation treatments at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History:
Smithsonian Magazine Video, www.smithsonianmag.com/video
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