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3D Printing & Museums

In recent years, museums have been implementing 3D printing technologies to preserve cultural heritage and heighten the museum experience. 3D technologies provide curators, researchers, and scientists with the tools to restore historical artifacts, accurately capture artifact details, and digitally preserve

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Posted in Museums, Open Access, Preservation

QUEER.ARCHIVE.WORK.

(Image Source: QUEER.ARCHIVE.WORK. 2) QUEER.ARCHIVE.WORK 2, 1923 INTERNET ARCHIVE EDITION I first learned about the work of Paul Soulellis at Printed Matter’s Contemporary Artists’ Book Conference in 2016. At the conference, he spoke about publishing as resistance and I was

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Posted in Archives, Knowledge Structures, Libraries, Library, Museums

The Watts Towers Bivalve Inventory Project

A biologist yearns to discover the secrets of Watts Towers’ shells. Watts Towers is a 17 monument folk art installation in Los Angeles. Built from the 1920s-1950s by Sabato Rodia, an Italian immigrant, the towers are constructed from structural steel,

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Posted in Cataloging, Museums, Research Projects, Uncategorized

The Myth of Whiteness in Classical Sculpture

In the current issue of The New Yorker, there’s an article talking about how our conceptions of classical sculpture were influenced by racialized ideas of whiteness when first discovered by archaeologists. When our current society thinks of classical sculpture, we think

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Posted in Classification, Knowledge Structures, Museums

Digitizing the vast ‘dark data’ in museum fossil collections

The great museums of the world harbor a secret: They’re home to millions upon millions of natural history specimens that almost never see the light of day. They lie hidden from public view, typically housed behind or above the public exhibit halls,

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Interconnectivity Through the Blue Lens

One of the Brooklyn Museum’s current exhibitions is titled “Infinite Blue” and features works of art of different mediums, different countries, and from all different time periods, the only similarity being the use of the color blue. The color is

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MoMA’s Digital Archive of Louise Bourgeois Prints

MoMA is currently hosting an exhibition of Louise Bourgeois’ printed work, and when the exhibition Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait opened back in September they published a coinciding digital archive: Louise Bourgeois: The Complete Prints & Books. Bourgeois is commonly celebrated for

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CEO of the International African American Museum: We need to seize control of our identity

In 2019, the International African American Museum will open in South Carolina. The museum is designed to help preserve the history and culture of the African American community. CEO Michael Boulware Moore’s main goal is to educate African Americans, specifically the

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Trump’s proposed budget will eliminate funding to museums, libraries, and artists

This article is about the POTUS’s new budget plan in which he proposes budget cuts for  the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting,

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Posted in Libraries, Museums

by Hugh McLeod

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