Penguins in Antarctica, 1947-1948. Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc 02-223, Image no. SIA2010-0645

Link Love: 2/1/2019

Link Love: a weekly post with links to interesting videos and stories about archival issues, technology and culture, and Washington D.C. and American history.

In celebration of Black History Month, the DC Public Library will host free talks and performances throughout February! [via DC Public Library]

Smithsonian Magazine outlines new techniques to conduct an Emperor penguin census in Antarctica. [via Smithsonian Magazine]

Penguins in Antarctica, by Unknown, 1947-1948, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, SIA2010-0645.

The Egyptian government and Getty Conservation Institute announced the conclusion of a ten-year effort to research and conserve Tutankhamen's tomb. [via IFL Science]

University of Houston Libraries has digitized forty years of LGBTQ newspapers from central Texas. [via infoDOCKET]

3,000-year-old quinoa was discovered as far north as Canada! [via CBC]

The Royal Collection Trust believes it has found two of Leonardo da Vinci's fingerprints on a medical drawing. [via the Art Newspaper]

Leonardo da Vinci Drawings at NMHT

Creative Commons and the Internet Archive celebrated the release of thousands of creative works into the public domain on January 1. [via Hyperallergic]

A new database funded by the Mellon Foundation lets you search and browse out-of-print art and architectural history books! [via A&Ae Portal

For those who haven't been able to catch up in person, the National Zoo has compiled a list of shutdown updates from its animal residents. [via Smithsonian’s National Zoo]

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