Carnival of the Commons: Spring EditionPosted by zyrcster in Carnival of The Commons
Heard around the Commons:
- Catch the National Library of New Zealand’s blog every Friday for a digital library carnival.
- The Smithsonian Institution (SI) discusses museum transparency and the dashboard.
- The National Museum of American History (SI) muses about the future of digital history.
- The SI also launches the Latino Virtual Museum in Second Life.
- The Washington Post posts a great video on the great cats of the SI.
- Baby anteater born at the National Zoo (SI)!
- Powerhouse Museum asks, “Why photograph signs?”
- View the Library of Congress’s webcast “Digitizing American Imprints.”
- Watch Historic Panoramic Photographs from the State Library of Queensland, Australia — a gem of a show with insight into the library’s processes.
Recent uploads to the Commons:
|Everything from the Swedish National Heritage Board is new! Try out this set of Carl Curman’s travels in Denmark, Holland and Germany. He was a physician and a scientist who did a lot of traveling abroad in Europe, to study health resorts, art and architecture.||
Carl Curman – Europe
|While you’re visiting Europe, the Biblioteca de Arte–Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian has another set of photos from the Mário Novais studio, all about exhibitions: agricultural, farming, industrial or service photography.||
Exposições de cariz económico
|Swing by France to see magnificent castles from the Bibliothèque de Toulouse.||
|The Oregon State University Archives takes you to Ireland to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.||
|Don’t drink too much, though, or you’ll ride off the rails.
The Nationaal Archief documents all sorts of troubles.
Ongelukken / Accidents
|Did you know that the US Army set up logging camp in Oregon to build spruce airplanes for World War I? The Oregon State University Archives tells us how.||
Gerald Williams Collection: Spruce Production Division
|Don’t forget, all photos from the Nantucket Historical Association are new. This actor’s colony escaped the stifling city heat in summer for anything goes on the island.||
‘Sconset Actors Colony
|The State Library of New South Wales presents … Katharine Hepburn!||
Film & cinema
|Derek Powazek’s session at SXSW mentions the Brooklyn’s Museum’s Click! exhibition.||
Click! at SXSW
|Another captivating video from the Powerhouse Museum. The Powerhouse keeps adding to its Tyrrell Collection, too, where the photo in this video is from.||
Exploring Martin Place
|More scientific women from the Smithsonian!
You’ll enjoy Adventures in the Morgue.
Women in Science
20 Mar.–24 Apr.: Attend an interactive 6-week Queensland history course at the State Library of Queensland, Australia.
Tags: Biblioteca de Arte-Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Bibliothèque de Toulouse, Brooklyn Museum, Library of Congress, Nantucket Historical Association, Nationaal Archief, National Library of New Zealand, Oregon State University Archives, Powerhouse Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian Photography Initiative, State Library of New South Wales, Swedish National Heritage Board