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Sharing Photographs

- February 2, 2016 in Curator's Choice, Featured, Public Domain

CURATOR’S CHOICE #29: Antje Schmidt and Esther Ruelfs of Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MKG) Antje Schmidt, Head of Digital Cataloguing and MKG Collection Online, and Esther Ruelfs, Head of MKG’s Photography and New Media Department, on the functions of sharing images, both historically and in the present. Only four months ago, in October […]

The Quirky, the Artful, and the Unexpected: Historic Photographs of Life in Australia

- December 15, 2015 in australia, Curator's Choice, Featured, Public Domain

CURATOR’S CHOICE #28: Dr Elycia J Wallis for Museum Victoria Dr Elycia J Wallis, Manager of Online Collections at Museum Victoria, presents a few fascinating glimpses of late-19th- and early-20th-century Australia, and the photographers who documented its inhabitants. Museum Victoria is a multidisciplinary museum in Melbourne Australia, holding collections of natural sciences including palaeontology and […]

The Legend of the Divine Farmer

- November 3, 2015 in Curator's Choice, Featured, Public Domain

Gillian Daniels, Graduate Trainee at the Wellcome Trust, explores the story of Shen Nong, born of a princess and heavenly dragon, and teacher to the ancient Chinese of agriculture and herbal medicine.

Historic Oregon Newspapers: Preserving History While Shaping the Future

- October 7, 2015 in Curator's Choice, newspapers, oregon, Public Domain

Sheila Rabun, Digital Project Manager at the University of Oregon Libraries' Digital Scholarship Center, gives a tour of the rich and varied history of news media in Oregon.

Jacob Sarnoff and the Strange World of Anatomical Filmmaking

- September 2, 2015 in anatomy, Curator's Choice, Featured, Public Domain

Miriam Posner, Digital Humanities program coordinator at UCLA and guest curator at the NLM, on what led a 1920s Brooklyn surgeon to remove the veins from a day-old infant, mount them on a board, and film them being pumped with air.

Tempest Anderson: Pioneer of Volcano Photography

- August 6, 2015 in Curator's Choice, Featured, Public Domain, volcanoes

CURATOR’S CHOICE #24: Pat Hadley, Sarah King and Stuart Ogilvy from The Yorkshire Museum Pat Hadley, Sarah King and Stuart Ogilvy from The Yorkshire Museum (York Museums Trust), present a fascinating selection of photographs from the collection of Tempest Anderson, the pioneering Victorian volcanologist. What could possess a respectable Victorian surgeon from York to spend […]

Daniel Nyblin’s Glass Negatives of Artworks

- July 7, 2015 in Curator's Choice, daniel nyblin, Featured, finnish art, glass negative, Public Domain

Hanna-Leena Paloposki, chief curator and archive- and library manager at the Finnish National Gallery, presents a selection from the gallery's collection of Daniel Nyblin glass negatives, a collection comprised of the photographer's lesser known images of artworks.

The Forth Bridge: Building an Icon

- June 2, 2015 in Curator's Choice, Featured, forth bridge, Public Domain, scotland

Alison Metcalfe, curator in the Manuscript and Archive Collections department of the National Library of Scotland, presents the Library's collection of photographs recording the construction of the Forth Bridge, the first major structure in Britain to be made of steel and a milestone in civil engineering.

Gallipoli: Through the Soldier’s Lens

- April 8, 2015 in anzac, australia, australian war memorial, Curator's Choice, first world war, gallipoli, new zealand, Public Domain, soldiers, war, world war one, ww1

CURATOR’S CHOICE #21: ALISON WISHART FROM AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL To mark the 100 years since Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) fought the Gallipoli campaign of WW1, Alison Wishart, Senior Curator of Photographs at Australian War Memorial, explores the remarkable photographic record left by the soldiers. Made possible by the birth of Kodak’s portable […]

Strange Contests in the Netherlands

- March 17, 2015 in competitions, contests, Curator's Choice, Featured, netherlands, Public Domain

CURATOR’S CHOICE #20: HARRY VAN BIESSUM FROM OPEN IMAGES Harry van Biessum, from Open Images, gives a little tour through some of the collection’s stranger films, in particular those Dutch newsreels from the 1930s which centred on reporting a wide-variety of bizarre competitions. Competition can drive people mad and make them do strange things. Especially […]