The Bigger Picture: Visual Archives and the Smithsonian
Link Love: 7/12/2013
by Mitch Toda on July 12, 2013
- The steady march of time has archivists racing to preserve records created using old technology. [via Jennifer Wright, SIA]
- More tips for you about how to store your personal digital archive. [via The Signal: Digital Preservation, LOC]
- As more renovation gets underway, some iconic objects are being pulled off of display the National Museum of American History, including one of my personal favorites, Jerry Seinfield's "puffy shirt." [via O Say Can You See?, NMAH]
- Congratulations to the Freer and Sackler Galleries for raising more than $170,000 through a crowdfunding campaign for the upcoming exhibition, Yoga: The Art of Transformation, opening on October 19 at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.
- While deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan, helicoptor aerial gunner and artist studying at the San Francisco Art Institute, Ed Drew, took the first combat zone tintype photos since the Civil War. [via PetaPixel]
- Listen below to the Smithsonian's own, Günter Waibel, talk to Chris Dorobek on the DorobekINSIDER program about digitization at the Smithsonian.
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