The Bigger Picture: Visual Archives and the Smithsonian
Link Love: 2/4/2011
by Catherine Shteynberg on February 4, 2011
- A kind of cute overload on the Flickr Commons [via Susannah Wells, SIA].
- Smithsonian Research Online has passed the 10,000 mark in terms of digital publications by Smithsonian staff now available online.
- By now, I’m sure most of you have heard of the Google Art Project. The Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art is also in on the deal, giving viewers an up close and personal look at Whistler paintings, Japanese prints, and ancient Buddhas.
- Theft, money, intrigue . . . and the sale of an archive? Read up on the mystery of the Vasari archive [via Musematic].
- An interview with the founders of the Archive of Modern Conflict [via Conscientious].
- The Yad Vashem Holocaust archive is now available online, with hopes of making their 130,000 images more accessible to people worldwide.
- Dr. Ismail Serageldin, Director of the Library of Alexandria, speaks out about the library and the current situation in Egypt [via Resource Shelf].
- Haha! What is the internet, circa 1994?: “Internet is the massive computer, the one that’s becoming really big right now” [via swissmiss].
Clip of NBC Today Show, 1994.
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