The Bigger Picture: Visual Archives and the Smithsonian
Link Love: 9/28/2012
by Mitch Toda on September 28, 2012
- Saying farewell . . . If you haven't checked out the Smithsonian American Art Museum's exhibition, The Art of Video Games, this will be your last chance since it closes in DC on September 30, 2012 and then goes on tour around the country. [via Eye Level, Smithsonian American Art Museum]
- An intimate picture of Albert Einstein is revealed in his papers. [via Wired Science]
- More Einstein related news, a scientist makes pictures using radiation and E. coli bacteria. [via Wired Science]
- New resources for web archiving are now available from the International Internet Preservation Consortium with the launch of their new website. [via The Signal: Digital Preservation, LOC]
- Museum Day Live!, with free admission at participating museums, is coming this Saturday, September 29, so please check out a museum near you.
- Cradles aren't just for babies. The folks at Harvard Univerrsity Libraries' Preservation have posted some excellent information about book cradles. [via Nora Lockshin, SIA]
- Subjects in iconic photographs can be both famous or anonymous. Lunch Atop a Skyscaper depicts eleven construction workers perched on a girder some 800 feet above Manhattan. Irish filmmaker Sean O'Cualain's new documentary, Men at Lunch, tries to discover just who these men really were. [via core77]
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