Tag: museums

Follow Friday for Preservation Week

Please reblog! Learn more about conservation and preservation by following these fine folks on Tumblr and other sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Vine, and blogs (link goes to a Google Doc spreadsheet). Are you a conservator or preservation professional? Are you a pre-program or graduate […]

Free Preservation Week Webinars from ALA

conservethis: Join us in celebrating Preservation Week by attending this free webinar series! April 28th – Moving Image Preservation 101Sponsored by HF Group & George Blood, LP This presentation covers the basic composition and history of film and video technology, particularly as it relates to […]

We are museum conservators working with ancient Egyptian artifacts in full public view, at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia. Ask us anything! • /r/IAmA

We are museum conservators working with ancient Egyptian artifacts in full public view, at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia. Ask us anything! • /r/IAmA

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archifist: provenance: silencewhippersnapper: yes It’s cold in libraries/archives, tho! at least, it SHOULD be cold in archives *mutters about the 78 degree temperature in one of our records rooms because people have desks in there with heaters under the desks because they’re cold*  I had […]

Tawahibre, front and center | In the Artifact Lab

Tawahibre, front and center | In the Artifact Lab As promised, Tawahibre’s coffin lid is now on display, front and center, in the Artifact Lab. Tawahibre’s coffin lid on display at the entrance to the Artifact Lab Getting this Late Period painted wooden coffin lid […]

Second Identities Hide Beneath Several Masterpieces At The New Harvard Art Museums

Second Identities Hide Beneath Several Masterpieces At The New Harvard Art Museums

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huntingtonlibrary: The Weekly Squint—Detail of an interpretive display on the tapestries in the large library of the Huntington Art Gallery. Squint is an every-Thursday post that features snapshots of small, obscure Huntington details that catch our eye. It’s a little window into some of the […]

Interactive Kabinettschrank from the Getty

Interactive Kabinettschrank from the Getty Each of the four sides of this cabinet opens to reveal an unexpectedly complex series of drawers. Collectors from the early 1600s would have used cabinets of this kind to store such rare and exotic objects as medals, gems, or […]

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Ever wonder why Sarah’s computer sticker reads “PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH”? Art and Architecture Conservator Richard McCoy joins us to discuss when it’s appropriate to touch art, when it’s not, and why. AND! He gives us an extra credit assignment to go out and find something you can’t touch but desperately want to, post it with #theartassignment and tell us why.

Design inspires new V&A video game

Design inspires new V&A video game A new video game inspired by the designs of William Morris has been launched by the V&A museum’s Games Designer in Residence. Sophia George modelled iPad game Strawberry Thief on a Morris fabric by the same name on display in the […]