The Bigger Picture: Visual Archives and the Smithsonian
Link Love: 2/25/2011
by Catherine Shteynberg on February 25, 2011
- The Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art have a roundup of their rich collection of papers documenting Harlem Renaissance artists.
- An answer to a question I’ve always wondered about—how do Smithsonian curators authenticate items? The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History tells their own “Antiques Roadshow” story.
- The Smithsonian American Art Museum is putting on an exhibition, The Art of Video Games, and needs your help choosing the games that will be represented. Vote here.
- How new scanning technology is making it easier and easier for individuals to digitize their personal collections.
- And because that mustache meme just won’t die, here’s a roundup of antique mustachioed gentlemen from the Flickr Commons.
- Ever wondered what Angkor Wat or Morocco looked like in the 1930s? The Travel Film Archive has a veritable treasure trove on YouTube—yes, the paternalistic attitudes of the time are present, but so is some incredible footage:
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Connecting you to America’s past with a behind-the-scenes exploration of the Smithsonian’s history, treasures, and the challenges that Archives face preserving collections. More details...