Carnival of the Commons: Geese, Movies and a CompetitionPosted by zyrcster in Carnival of The Commons
SHOUT IT OUT! Help keep the New York Public Library open.
Read more about the NYPL’s plight at the Daily News.
Heard around the Commons:
- Vet du hvor bildet er tatt? Last week, the Swedish National Heritage Board asked for help identifying a photo in the Commons. Within 24 hours, the location was determined … and they got a write up on the news!
- Pirates land in Chicago, a photo essay in the Chicago Sun-Times of the Field Museum’s “Real Pirates”.
- The Field’s dead geese help solve mystery of plane in Hudson, an article by the Chicago Tribune.
- Enter the Don McCullin competition at the National Media Museum: Win a signed hardback copy of the book Don McCullin by commenting on one of the photos Don curated for the museum’s Flickr stream.
- Check out the photos of the opening night of 1984, with John Hurt, at the National Media Museum.
- Celebrate the 1,000th Tyrrell image in the Powerhouse Museum’s Flickr stream!
- Valour is explained by the Australian War Memorial.
- Installing the Summer Shows, insight into the behind-the-scenes work at the George Eastman House.
- I Do Solemnly Swear … Got photos of the 2009 U.S. Presidential Inauguration? Share them with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
- Picnic pest is focus of a Smithsonian exhibition — A write-up from the Philadelphia Enquirer on an intriguing photography exhibit.
- Check out some new National Air and Space Museum Photos (Smithsonian).
- Meanwhile, back on earth … A Slideshow, curated Flickr photos, by the Smithsonian Photography Initiative’s Marvin Heiferman.
- Islamic Art at the Brooklyn Museum, from Sunday Arts.
- Check out this interview by the Examiner of Dr. Patrick Amsellem, the Associate Curator of Photography at the Brooklyn Museum.
- The Sounds of American Life and Legend are tapped for the Seventh Annual National Recording Registry, from the Library of Congress.
The History of Household Technology, from the Library of Congress
Now through 30 June — 1969: The Year of Gay Liberation at the New York Public Library. The 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in Greenwich Village, New York, is this month. There’s also a collection of GLBT books on display at the D.C. Public Library. We’re here, we’re queer, get used to it!
12-14 June – Fantastic Films Weekend at the National Media Museum. Oohhhhhhhhh, scary movies!
13 June –Garden Fest 2009: The Scenic Route, the annual all day family-friendly event presented by the Horticulture Services Division (HSD) at the Smithsonian Institution.
13 June — Alice Waters book signing at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
15 June – Kick-Off Event: Juneteenth DC 2009 at the D.C. Public Library. Featuring performances, remarks and a reception in celebration of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. More info on Juneteenth here.
16 June – What Is a Conversation Piece? at the National Galleries of Scotland. Desmond Shawe-Taylor, Surveyor of the Queen’s Pictures, explores this fascinating type of art, which is such an important tradition within European painting.
Tags: Australian War Memorial, Brooklyn Museum, D.C. Public Library, Field Museum, George Eastman House, Library of Congress, National Galleries of Scotland, National Media Museum, New York Public Library, Powerhouse Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Swedish National Heritage Board