The Bigger Picture: Visual Archives and the Smithsonian
Link Love: 4/15/2011
by Catherine Shteynberg on April 15, 2011
- Congratulations to the main Smithsonian website, which has been nominated for a Webby Award in the category of Best Cultural Institution website! (Please go and vote.)
- Mark your calendars! The Library of Congress will be hosting the free public event, Pass it On: Personal Archiving Day, on Saturday, April 30, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m to provide the public with information about preserving personal and family photographs.
- All of the talks from Ignite Smithsonian, last week’s Smithsonian-sponsored event on the future of museums, archives, and libraries, are now available on the web!
- The Philadelphia Tribune is digitally archiving its entire photographic collection for public online access, and the resulting archive will be “among the largest photography collections telling the visual story of the African American experience.”
- In honor of National Poetry Month, a DC Poetry tour around the city by The Poetry Foundation, complete with stops at Smithsonian landmarks like the National Zoological Park and the National Air and Space Museum.
- Artist Mac Premo has archived much of his life through collected objects. Now he’s moving and has to get rid of his stuff. He’ll be photographing and displaying four hundred of these objects in The Dumpster Project [via swissmiss]:
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