The Bigger Picture: Visual Archives and the Smithsonian
Link Love: 5/25/2012
by Catherine Shteynberg on May 25, 2012
- Beautiful and perfect for a Spring day: a collection of sun-birds from the Biodiversity Heritage Library.
- There’s a new book out about William Temple Hornaday—the man who helped create the Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park, and who was an advocate for the disappearing bison in the US.
- Installator: a Tumblr blog with lots of behind the scenes photos of exhibition installations from around the world [via Jennifer Munch].
- Twenty-five new recordings have been added to the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry, including one of my favs: Rapper’s Delight [via INFOdocket].
- What are the Smithsonian’s most popular exhibits?
- Very cool. The National Maritime Museum in London has invited members of their Flickr community to help them curate an exhibition of historical photographs from the Flickr Commons [via Susannah Wells, SIA].
- What does one of the world’s most elusive birds sound like? Find out on our sister blog, the Field Book Project blog.
- The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History wants your photos of what it was like to grow up in the 1950s and early 1960s. Add your photos to their Flickr pool, and check out what others have already contributed below:
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