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Places Journal launches new website

Plaza, Mental Health Building, Boston. [Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Paul Rudolph Archive]Places Journal, dedicated to public scholarship on architecture, landscape and urbanism, has a new responsive website. Browsing the Explore Places tab yields sections grouped by columnists or keywords such as Reputations, California, Ecology, Sustainability, Critical Practice and many others.

h/t SAH

New finding aids and inventories from Dumbarton Oaks

The Moche Sacrifice Ceremony depicted on a bottle in the Museo Larco, Lima. Rollout drawing by Donna McClelland (448)The Dumbarton Oaks’ Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA) has published several new finding aids for collections in their online inventory of archival and photographic holdings, AtoM@DO. These holdings include a wide range of topics, including Byzantine and Pre-Columbian art and architecture, prehistoric sites in eastern Turkey and gardens in the United Kingdom.

via ICFA

Interactive WWI and WWII photographs

German soldiers take a rest on the steps of Vareddes town hall in France, 1914 The Red Dot folk like “Then and Now” photographs, and the Guardian has a regular series we enjoy.   A man stands near Vareddes town hall, France, March 2014 They are primarily photos from World Wars I and II, such as these 0f WWI Western Front sites (this is the Vareddes Town Hall in France), but they have also done some pre- and post-hurricane photos, before and after Detroit, etc

New Open Content at the GRI

Umbria--Perugia--Arrone--S. Maria, Image 1Last year we reported on the Open Content project at the Getty Research Institute.  In an exciting update the GRI just announced the addition of 77,000 new images.  The bulk of these are  from the Foto Arte Minore collection: photographs of art and architecture in Italy by Max Hutzel.  These photos, shot in the 1950s through the 1980s, include many buildings that have since been altered or destroyed, such as the much-changed facade of S. Maria in Arrone, Perugia, at right.  In addition, the project added nearly 5,000 images of 15th to 18th century tapestries, many of which are extremely difficult to otherwise view.   All photos are downloadable in high resolution and large size.

Read more on the Getty Iris blog here, and visit the Open Content home here.

And this is why you don’t touch things in museums, Part 2

Academy of Fine Arts, BreraWe all know not to touch works of art in museums. Or, at least most of us know this. A student on a quest for a fabulous selfie, however, seems to have missed that lesson: the student, who was visiting the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, climbed onto a sculpture of the “Drunken Satyr,” a 19th-century copy of an ancient Greek original. We don’t yet know if he was able to get the shot but we do know that the his weight “amputated” the leg of the satyr (see pic).

via Time; h/t Marlene Gordon

Have you visited Flickr Commons lately?

Postcard: Algiers, Interior View of the New Post Office (dated July 18, 1919; image: Getty Research Institute; posted on Flickr Commons)Just last month we reported that the British Library had posted more than a million images on Flickr Commons. But did you know that more than 75 libraries, archives, and museums participate in Flickr Commons by posting objects from their photography archives with no known copyright restrictions. This has translated to over 1.25 million images to search and tag — or even help identify!

via Picture This LOC blog

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden slideshow

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, satellite image shows the northern part of the burned area that butts up against Los Padres National Forest, with the outskirts of the city below the clouds ( NASA Earth Observatory / Wikimedia Commons; photo taken May 10, 2009)The LA Times posted a photo gallery of the SB Botanic Garden’s recovery after the Jesusita fire. Click here for access to over 35,000 additional images of the Garden’s historical, cultural and architectural images as well as images of California native plants, planted and natural landscapes, and animals.


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