Category Archives: Archives

Restoring An Asian Cultural Heritage Collection

If you’ve taken Asian art history courses with Professor Michelle Wang, you probably already know about the International Dunhuang Project (IDP), an initiative based at the British Library to digitally catalog manuscripts, artworks, and archaeological artifacts from northwestern China and eastern Central Asia that are dispersed … Continue reading

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Video Data Bank Launches Online Collection

Video Data Bank, the leading resource for video art in the US by and about contemporary artists, has launched a streaming series of essential video art. Available online for the first time, VDB TV covers early media pioneers to contemporary artists. The debut program is The … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Digital

It’s almost impossible to undertake museum studies without delving into the digital. Digital curation, digital archives, digital preservation, digital asset management–to say nothing of the online world of visitor outreach, education, and institutional development. The Library of Congress, who is … Continue reading

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Glenstone Library Summer Positions

The Glenstone Library and Archives is currently seeking two interns for the summer 2013 term. Application deadline for both positions is June 16, 2013. Located just outside of the nation’s capital in Potomac, Maryland, Glenstone (http://www.glenstone.org/) is a museum that seamlessly … Continue reading

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Catalog Travel Posters and Fine Art at Weschler’s

Here’s an internship position with Weschler’s in Washington DC.  Please contact Leigh for more information. Fine Art Intern Weschler’s, Washington, DC’s premier auction house, is seeking a student for our busy Fine Art department.  The projects will include research and cataloging of vintage posters and … Continue reading

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Make a date in 1863 with Your Daguerreotype Boyfriend

Although you’re too late to buy them for Christmas, consider getting yourself a calendar inspired by the brilliant–or at least dreamy–Tumblr site My Daguerreotype Boyfriend. The site collects “hotties” from photos between 1839 and 1910, giving unsung heros of yesteryear a new … Continue reading

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Spring 2013 Archival Internship Opportunity at Dumbarton Oaks

The Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA) is seeking for an archival intern for the Spring 2013 semester to complete the processing and digitization of William Betsch’s photographs of architectural capitals in Istanbul, Turkey.  The student must be able to take the internship for a … Continue reading

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Weekend Working Inspiration: Smithsonian Archives Fair

Today’s activity pick is the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives Fair. There are several presentations on art-related archives, such as that of friend and fellow art librarian Emily Hunter. Emily, who has the incredible job of cataloging biodiversity field books at the Archives, … Continue reading

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