Carnival of the Commons

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News and Notables from around and about The Commons

George Oates speaks at the Digital Lives conference at the British Library, whose aim is to explore a wide range of aspects of digital lives and the curation of personal digital archives. She attends via…. Second Life. ;-)
George Oates

New Images from The Commons

Happy Valentine’s Day!
from the State Library of New South Wales
Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day
The Harper Collection, from the newest member of the Commons, the State Archives of Florida! This collection consists of the surviving glass negatives of noted portrait photographer Alvan S. Harper. Especially noteworthy are Harper’s portraits of middle class African-Americans.
Harper Collection
Also from the State Library of New South Wales, Discover Collections – Theatre in Sydney, photographs of the theatrical world of the first half of the twentieth century in Sydney, Australia. Discover Collections - Theatre in Sydney
Theatre in Sydney
RARET, Rádio Europa Livre from the Biblioteca de Arte-Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian … and yes, I do hear the song Radio Free Europeplaying in my head.
Rádio Europa Livre
Explore beautiful Figeac, France,
courtesy of the Bibliothèque de Toulouse.

The National Library of New Zealand adds more wonderful panoramas of Christchurch, Hawke’s Bay, and Nelson. Panoramas of New Zealand
Panoramas of New Zealand

Go Visit!

13 Feb.: Unearthing the Truth: Egypt’s Pagan and Coptic Sculpture opens at the Brooklyn Museum; Edna Russman blogs about the exhibit and full disclosure of authenticity.

16 Feb.: The Main Reading Room is open for public viewing at the Library of Congress, for Washington’s Birthday.

Now through 05 Apr.: Freedom Sisters, the traveling show from the Smithsonian Institution, is running at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, TN. Check out the blog post from the Smithsonian about the exhibit.

Now through 19 Apr.: 25 Years of Photography: Celebrating the Anniversary of the National Collection, at the National Galleries of Scotland.

Ongoing: Urban Life through Two Lenses: A century apart, but the same place, and the same time: two photographers, two lenses, but the same goal. An online exhibit that brings Then-and-Now to a new level, from the Musée McCord Museum.

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