Carnival of the Commons: MJ and Kodachrome, we’ll miss yaPosted by zyrcster in Carnival of The Commons
Our weekly look around the Commons’ institutions to see what’s happening both digitally and brick-&-mortar.
Help the Smithsonian American Art Museum find an object for this space by searching their online collections.
- RIP Michael Jackson. Some notes about his passing from the Brooklyn Museum and the Smithsonian.
- Gone, But Not Forgotten: Marvin Heiferman, Smithsonian Photography Initiative, laments the passing of Kodachrome.
- m-Libraries 2009 coverage by the New York and D.C. Public Libraries.
- PandaCam at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo!
- Wayne Clough, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution discusses how the Smithsonian is using new technology tools in support of the Institution’s 163-year-old mission: the “increase and diffusion of knowledge,” in this CSPAN video.
- Did you know that the Smithsonian streams live events on ustream?
- Vote for the best dressed in red, white, and blue in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History 4th of July contest!
- Intern opportunities are available at that museum, too. Check out this write-up of what it’s like to intern for them.
- Guinea pigs wanted for the D.C. Public Library’s Google Voice platform! Check out the DCPL’s other projects, too, including an iPhone app.
- You can learn a language at the D.C. Public Library, too.
- 8 finding aids for the Oregon State University Archives collections were completed or updated in June 2009.
- Judith H. Dobrzynski had lunch with Arnold Lehman, director of the Brooklyn Museum; they discussed the problem of permanent collections.
- Hey U, Tune In: The Library of Congress is now on iTunes!
- Learn about the people that make the stacks come alive in this Library of Congress post.
- Is a Bad Economy Ever ‘Good’? Read this LOC post about public service announcements, the Ad Council, and the donation of ad inventory by papers struggling to stay afloat in the new economy.
- Learn more about the global recession and the arts in this round-up from The Source, National Library of New Zealand.
- Find, Out. NLNZ’s discovery service is now in beta!
- See Old McDonald … and Dick and Jane, a favorite of Jay Vissers, New York Public Library.
- The delphiniums are in bloom at the George Eastman House! Check out their trials with email in Picturing Rochester: Behind the Scenes.
- Keep up to date on all the happenings of the Swedish National Heritage Board during Almedal Week. Lots of information and presentation info, and links to translate it all into English.
- Museums as soup kitchens for the soul, from the Powerhouse Museum.
- These podcasts from the State Archives and Library of Florida will brighten any day. I’ve been listening as I compile this. :)
- Download the National Media Museum’s film schedule.
- First World War diary record series passes 400,000 images at the Australian War Memorial.
- The History of the John Oxley Library – Part Five, by the State Library of Queensland, Australia.
Take a trip with the Oregon State University Archives! People and Places: Early “Oregon” – a great overview of OSU Archive’s latest release to the Commons.
Ending July 5 - Caillebotte: The works of impressionist painter, Gustave Caillebotte, exclusively at the Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn is the final stop on this tour and the only American venue for this exhibition.
Ending July 5 - Masterpieces of Ancient Jewelry: Exquisite Objects from the Cradle of Civilization at Chicago’s Field Museum.
Now through July 11 - Foundry to Finish: Making of a Bronze Sculpture at the Getty; This exhibition and accompanying photographs and videos demonstrate the process of bronze casting as Adriean de Vries practiced it for Juggling Man.
July 20-24 - Summer School – How Do You Make Powerful Art? at the National Galleries of Scotland. Investigate art from Raphael to Damien Hirst, looking at why artists make art.
Tags: Australian War Memorial, Brooklyn Museum, D.C. Public Library, Field Museum, Library of Congress, National Library of New Zealand, National Media Museum, New York Public Library, Oregon State University Archives, Powerhouse Museum, Smithsonian Institution, State Library and Archives of Florida, State Library of Queensland Australia