The Bigger Picture: Visual Archives and the Smithsonian
Link Love: 2/24/2012
by Catherine Shteynberg on February 24, 2012
- Do you follow Historypin's Pinner of the Week on Facebook? I always love seeing these new collections--this week's belongs to SueWalkerWhite for her amazing collection of early 1900s photographs.
- Could it be you? The Smithsonian's Field Book Project is looking for an intern.
- Exciting news: not only did Obama speak at this week's groundbreaking of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, but the museum also has a new website!
- Hmm, I never knew!: the origins of the name of the Chandra X-ray Center, which is operated for NASA by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.
- So incredibly beautiful and cool: fish, inside and out (really!), from the National Museum of Natural History’s division of fishes.
- Fascinating finds: Michael Pahn, a musician and an archivist at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, talks about the universal quality of music, and some of his favorite music-related collections at the Smithsonian, including the video below:
Sync sound recording of "The Red Partridge Song", performed by Crooked /Qui (left), /Gao //Uashi (center, with //uashi instrument), and an unidentified man. An excerpt from the John Marshall Ju/'hoan Bushman Film and Video Collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution. Recorded in 1955 with custom-made sync sound recording set-up. For more information and more video clips from the Marshall Collection, visit the web exhibit: http://anthropology.si.edu/johnmarshall/index.html
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