The Bigger Picture: Visual Archives and the Smithsonian
Link Love: 6/22/2012
by Catherine Shteynberg on June 22, 2012
- The Smithsonian’s Surprising Science blog explores how new infrared technology is revealing invisible details in Renaissance art.
- How is crowdsourcing changing the work that archives do? (We can attest—a lot!) The Library of Congress’ Digital Preservation blog details some interesting examples.
- The Field Book Project (a joint initiative between the Archives and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History), celebrates five hundred field books catalogued!
- A writer-editor at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum talks about the “Ray Bradbury chronicles”—his ongoing correspondence with this great writer.
- What did the first doctor to tend to the dying President Abraham Lincoln have to say about the assassination? Smithsonian Magazine profiles this doctor’s report.
- See how the Motion Picture Office and Preservation Lab at the US National Archives preserves and protects America’s historic motion picture collection:
Out of the Dark: Bringing Films to Light at the National Archives (2012), a behind-the-scenes look at NARA's Motion Picture, Sound and Video Office and The Film Preservation Laboratory. Courtesy of the National Archives.
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