Link Love: 6/3/2011

  • Waistcoat, France, 1790, Silk embroidery on silk plain weave, linen back, 60 x 50 cm (23 5/8 x 19 11

    Many of the objects at the Smithsonian are the generous gifts of donors. Read a profile of donor, Richard Cranch Greenleaf, who gave over seven hundred pieces of lace, costumes, and textiles, (like this fancy embroidered 18th century waistcoat) to the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.

  • The American Institute for Conservation has launched a new blog—Conservators Converse. Go and check it out [via Sarah Stauderman, SIA]!

"Wikimedia with Liam Wyatt," Courtesy of the National Archives and the AOTUS Blog

 

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