The Bigger Picture: Visual Archives and the Smithsonian
Link Love: 9/13/2013
by Mitch Toda on September 13, 2013
- Engage with staff at the National Museum of the American Indian and the National Museum of American History next Wednesday for Ask a Curator Day where museums around the world invite you to engage directly with curators and other staff.
- To kick off American Archives month, AOTUS (Archivists of the United States) David S. Ferriero, asks you to join him on Google+ for an Ask the Archivist Hangout where he'll be answering your questions on Tuesday, September 24, from 2–2:30 pm, ET. [via AOTUS, NARA]
- Your vote counts! The Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum invites you to vote for winner of the 2013 People's Design Award. [via Smithsonian Magazine]
- Coming up next weekend in Washington, D.C. is the Library of Congress' National Festival of the Book. [via LOC Blog]
- This weekend Bibilotech, the first all-digital public library in the United States will open in Texas. [via InfoDocket]
- Handwriting samples, birthdays, and grants - The mysterious authorship of a travelog in the Archives is solved! [via Smithsonian Collections Blog]
- In the theaters recently was the movie Lee Daniel's The Butler - A historical drama that follows the experience of an African American butler in the White House during eight presidential terms from 1952 to 1986. Eugene Allen, the subject of that movie, was interviewed in the 1990s by Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage curator Dr. Marjorie Hunt. [via Courtney Bellizzi, SIA]
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