Carnival of the Commons: read, see, visit.

Posted by zyrcster in Carnival of The Commons

Heard around the Commons:

Recent uploads from the Commons:

The State Archives of Florida goes on an uploading spree, adding to their Florida Commerce set. The collection includes images of Florida people, places, and events dating from the 1940s through 1996. Some of these are very amusing, including the photos of Weeki Wachee Springs.
Florida Commerce
The E. F. Caldwell & Co. Collection at the Smithsonian Institution contains images of lighting fixtures and other fine metal objects produced from the late 19th to the mid-20th centuries.
E. F. Caldwell & Co. Collection
Mosteiros from the Biblioteca de Arte-Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian showcases tiles from monasteries in Portugal. Photos by John Miguel Dos Santos Simões.

Also, they have uploaded new photos to three other sets: Concelho da Batalha, Igreja de São Roque, and Palácios portugueses! An indulgence of architecture!

Go behind the scenes at the Brooklyn Museum and watch Sun K. Kwak Enfolding 280 Hours. Sun K. Kwak is creating a site-specific work composed of approximately three miles of black masking tape; the exhibit opens in late March.
Sun K. Kwak Enfolding 280 Hours
The State Library of Queensland, Australia adds a few new photos to its collection on Flickr. Entertaining stuff!
State Library of Queensland, Australia
OSU Baseball! celebrates the first 100 years of baseball at Oregon State University. Take me out to the ballgame! Also, Fashion on Flickr: “Revamp, Remix, Rewear”: Oregon’s too-sexy strutting down the catwalk. Check out their collection of sets, History in the Making, covering fashion, recycling, religion, and Obama. Whew.
OSU Baseball!

Go Visit!

05 Mar: The Conservation and Preservation of Nineteenth-Century Photographic Materials at the Library of Congress. Adrienne Lundgren, Senior Photograph Conservator in the Conservation Division at the LOC, will give an overview of the five main photographic processes used in the 19th century.

07 Mar: 1stFans meet-up at the Brooklyn Museum. Matt Held is the special guest.

11 Mar: Application deadline for Junior Fellows Summer Internships at the Library of Congress. The interns will be exposed to a broad spectrum of library work: preservation, reference, access standards, information management, and the U.S. copyright system.

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2 Responses to “Carnival of the Commons: read, see, visit.”

  1. Stephanie Fysh Says:

    Wow – I want that internship!

  2. Criz Says:

    Me too!

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