Carnival of the Commons

Posted by zyrcster in Carnival of The Commons

Welcome to the first Carnival of the Commons! This series explores various happenings at the Commons’ institutions, be they online or at their facilities, and collects intriguing posts from their blogs. This first carnival has everything but the kitchen sink in it, while in coming weeks we will feature more thematic selections. This is your at-a-glance report of happenings around the Commons.

Institutions’ Workflow

Blog Blog Blog!

  • A wonderful post from the Australian War Memorial’s blog about Minnie Augusta Rattigan, who helped feed and entertain soldiers on leave in London during the First World War. A terrific adjunct to their currently running exhibit, Advancing to Victory, 1918.
  • At Face to Face, the Smithsonian celebrates the 250th wedding anniversary of U.S. President George Washington and the first First Lady, Martha Washington.

Go Visit!

See below the fold for events at the institutions.

Opening 01 Jan: at the State Library of New South Wales is the Heritage Collection 2008, displaying rare treasures from life in the region. New to the display are images from Aurora Australis, the first book written, printed, bound and published in Antarctica.

08 Jan: The National Media Museum, in collaboration with Impressions, Fabric, and Redeye, hosts the Yorkshire Photography Network, Thursday, 8 January, 6pm to 7.30pm, a get-together for photographers. Freelance press and editorial photographer Richard Hanson will be talking about and showing “the work that inspires him and the work that pays the bills.”

10 Jan: The Médiathèque Empalot opened Tuesday January 6 at 10:00. The opening ceremonies are hosted by Peter Cohen, Mayor of Toulouse, Saturday 10 January at 11.30, featuring music, live entertainment, and projected image archives provided by the INA, drawn mainly from television news, from 1966 to 2005. From the Bibliothèque de Toulouse.

12 Jan: The Library of Virginia hosts Douglas R. Egerton, professor of history at LeMoyne College, who will discuss and sign Death or Liberty: African Americans and Revolutionary America, his lively and comprehensive account of black Americans and the Revolutionary era in America. Monday, January 12, 2009 at noon.

14 Jan: The Bibliothèque de Toulouse hosts the Seeds of Criticism (Graines de Critiques) at the Piccolo teatro (Rez de Jardin de la médiathèque José Cabanis) on 14 Jan 2009 at 17h30.

Through 18 Jan: Musée McCord Museum presents Reveal or Conceal?—a provocative exhibition that explores historical perceptions of modesty and eroticism in women’s clothing.

Through 28 Feb: Obama: The Historic Campaign & Victory in Photos is presented by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, courtesy of the New York Public Library.

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One Response to “Carnival of the Commons”

  1. clickykbd Says:

    Wow. That bit of news from the Brooklyn Museum was a treat to read… mostly because I revel in coincidence and timing… I left a comment on their entry that explains, and contains a book recommendation that I’m sure all readers of this blog will enjoy too.

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