This is your weekly update of important events and notes about the institutions that partake in the Flickr Commons.
- Virtuous circle – from visitor to speaker: Read about how the Flickr Commons transformed the relationship of one of the Powerhouse Museum’s guests.
- The mystery of Level One: what is happening at the Powerhouse Museum?
- What in the Powerhouse’s workshop? A telescope!
- The Brooklyn Museum releases v.1.3 of their iPhone application… and lessons learned.
- Cool – the Brooklyn Museum’s iPhone application gets a mention on the O’Reilly Radar.
- And check out their awesome Twitter profile at Beyond the Fail Whale.
- How Green These Valleys Were: Some info about the Library of Congress’s recent uploads to the Commons.
- Smithsonian Web and New Media Strategy v 1.0: Hot off the press.
- Who do you trust? A post by Marvin Heiferman, Smithsonian Photography Initiative, on the veracity of photojournalism.
- Are You There? by Merry A. Foresta, Smithsonian Photography Initiative, on travel photography.
- Ten Years Later: A round-up of the Chandra X-ray Lab, from the Smithsonian.
- Matthew Lewis talks Harry Potter 7, IMAX, and weird fans, all at the National Media Museum.
- Praise for PANDORA: A post from the State Library of Queensland, Australia, on Australia’s Web Archive. They also have 3 new digital stories available.
- Fellowship Awards Preserves Films: A short report on this project by George Eastman House.
- Job Search: How to Avoid Interview Mishaps: Get armed for your next job interview, from the good folks at the New York Public Library.
- Also, The Craft of the Book: Reading List: A PSA from the NYPL
- Oh yea, and the NYPL is looking for a Senior Applications Developer. Apply now.
- The Australia War Memorial goes on the offense about the terms ‘wounded’ and ‘injured’.
Smithsonian Institution: National Zoo
Need more baby animals fix? Look no farther than Flickr and the National Zoo’s photostream.
01 August – My Fair Lady at the Dryden Theatre, George Eastman House, a Lerner and Loewe classic.
Now through 18 October – In Focus: Making a Scene at the Getty Museum. Theatricality and photography: “the images in this exhibition are inspired by art history, literature, religion, and mainstream media.”
13 August – The New York Public Library partners with the NYC chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association to host screenings of HBO’s series on Alzheimer’s Disease.