Carnival of the Commons — Pandas, Twitter, Lincoln …

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New happenings from around the Commons….

Pandas, pandas, and more pandas! Washington DC gets a blast of snow, and the baby pandas at the National Zoo love it. Also, register now for the Smithsonian’s free online web conference on Abraham Lincoln, running February 4–5, 2009.
Lincoln Memorial

The Library of Congress blogs about its new Twitter presence!

1stfans Twitter Art Feed, featuring the drawings of Mary Temple, from the Brooklyn Museum.
Mary Temple
Some of the Brooklyn Museum’s team are in Egypt right now on a dig and they are posting weekly updates to the Brooklyn Museum Blog. Weekly status updates every Friday for the duration of the Dig. Mary, the dig’s photographer, is also sending photos along the way.
Dig Diary 2009

Watch a video of the Biblioteca de Arte-Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian’s Flickr presence.

The Discovery Room, a place for hands-on exploration of the art and science of photography and film, receives a face lift at the George Eastman House.

Australian Trooper Mark Donaldson loans his newly awarded “Victoria Cross of Australia” to the Australian War Memorial. He is the first Australian in 40 years to receive this famous medal, which has also been newly titled. Help the AWM identify people in their set, Who is in this photograph?
Who is in this photograph?
The National Library of New Zealand posts a few search plug-ins to their blog. One click is better than two! Be sure to check out their Panoramas of New Zealand set, as well!
Panoramas of New Zealand
Child’s play: a wonderful new set from the newest member of the Commons, the State Library of Queensland (Australia). Check out their history of the South Brisbane area at their blog.
Child’s play

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