The Bigger Picture: Visual Archives and the Smithsonian
Link Love: 3/23/2012
by Catherine Shteynberg on March 23, 2012
- It’s so much fun looking through this recent blog post by the Smithsonian American Art Museum on artists posing with their models and artworks (example at right).
- The Center for Civil War Photography has launched a guide to finding Civil War photos, with links to many sites featuring Civil War photography across the web.
- The weather across the US has been unseasonably warm. Enjoy the early Spring in Washington, DC in one of the Smithsonian’s eleven gardens [via @smithsonian].
- The Alan Lomax Archive and the Association for Cultural Equity (ACE) have officially launched the ACE Online Archive, which features a plethora of Lomax’s incredible folk music recordings in an online format that’s “browse-able, searchable, and stream-able from pretty much any computer” [via Marguerite Roby, SIA].
- The National Gallery of Art in the US announces the launch of NGA Images—an online repository of digital images from their collections allowing users to search, browse, share, and download images believed to be in the public domain.
- Smithsonian Magazine has just posted the answer from Smithsonian experts to the most recent “Ask Smithsonian” question: can birds be identified just from their feathers? Now it’s your turn to ask a question!: submit your “Ask Smithsonian” question on their website.
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