The Bigger Picture: Visual Archives and the Smithsonian
Link Love: 12/24/2010
by Catherine Shteynberg on December 24, 2010
Where exactly did Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer come from? The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History reports.
- Okay, so we’ve had strange items come into the Archives (like a Frisbee), but nothing like this. The National Archives talks about a dried Civil War era mole skin in their collections (and no, we’re not talking about the fancy notebook kind).
- The best holiday flicks in The Internet Archives’ collections.
- How museum treasures were guarded before the advent of metal detectors, lasers, and the like [via @MFABoston].
- Just how do museums amass their valuable collections in the first place? The Detroit Institute of Arts reports (they’ve had a few good ones up on ArtBabble recently):
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