The Bigger Picture: Visual Archives and the Smithsonian
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by Effie Kapsalis on April 7, 2017
- The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Library of Congress were able to pool funds to purchase a rare photo of a young Harriet Tubman. [via Washington Post]
- The Audobon profiles Smithsonian scientist, Roxie Laybourne, who started the field of forensic ornithology which identified birds involved in plane strikes and led to improved aviation safety.
- Smithsonian Gardens launched a new app to collect stories about gardens around the country.
- A fascinating look at what the Met's data reveals about it as an institution. [via FiveThirtyEight]
- Another doomsday vault in Norway, Arctic World Archive, will hold data from archives and libraries around the world. [via Verge]
- A fan of Bob Ross' PBS show, Joy of Painting, launched a website with the 403 paintings he created on air! [via Hyperallergic]
- Manatees may have been preemptively removed from the list of endangered species list. [via NPR]
- A look at the not-so-secret tunnel running underneath the National Mall between the Smithsonian's Castle and National Museum of Natural History.[via WJLA]
- Baby cheetah bonanza at the National Zoo! [via DCist]
by Effie Kapsalis on March 24, 2017
- Meet the women behind African American hair care! [via #HiddenHerstory]
- MIT Libraries is kicking off the "Women in Science and Engineering@MIT" archival initiative to improve the representation of women in their archives. [via MIT Libraries]
- Know someone with cognitive and sensory processing disabilities? Tell them about Morning at the Museum, a program that provides early access to Smithsonian museums with facilitated activities! [via Smithsonian Torch/Smithsonian Accessibility Program]
- Hear and explore Russian futurist art books on the Getty's new website. [via Getty Hub]
- The Musée de la Civilisation can connect you with your 2000-year-old doppelganger! [via Smithsonian Magazine]
- Seven countries and an American donor are pledging $75.5 million to protect cultural heritage from war and terrorism. [via Art Daily]
- The U.S. National Archives and Mellon Foundation kicked off an initiative to "make historical records readily accessible to scholars, students, and the American people." [via Info Docket]
- A 360-degree sense for what it's like to conduct field research in the Amazon via Biographic:
by Effie Kapsalis on March 8, 2017
by Effie Kapsalis on March 1, 2017
Connecting you to America’s past with a behind-the-scenes exploration of the Smithsonian’s history, treasures, and the challenges that Archives face preserving collections. More details...