Archive for July, 2008

A Titanic–Egypt Connection in the Wilbour Library of Egyptology

Like people, books have histories. Bookplates, inscriptions and marginal notes all tell us something about where the book has been and who owned it. The…

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Q&A about the Conservation of objects for “To Live Forever”

“To Live Forever” is finally up at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and they have done an amazing job posting a wealth of information on…

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Crowd-Curated or Crowd-Juried?

After I was recently asked to write a blog posting about Click! from my perspective, I spoke with some of my colleagues—Patrick Amsellem, Associate Curator…

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Top 10 Reasons The Commons on Flickr is Awesome

I promised a follow-up after we’d been in The Commons for a while, so here you go. Top 10 Reasons The Commons on Flickr is…

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Collection Preview (and re-thinking tagging)

Our collection is going online and this is something we’ve been working on for a long time. Although we have some clean up to do…

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Ghada Amer’s Political Work

(Ghada Amer (American, born Egypt, 1963) and Ladan S. Naderi (French, born Iran, 1960). I ♥ Paris, 1991. Three chromogenic prints from a series of…

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Beaux-Arts Court Gets a New Floor

Postcard of the plan for the Brooklyn Museum as envisioned by McKim, Mead, & White in 1893. The original design plan for the Brooklyn Museum,…

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Click! The Book

Cover: Marcia Bricker Halperin. Dubrow’s Cafeteria, 1979. Softcover: 86 pages, 7 x 7 inches. Details, including a special $3-off coupon from Blurb.com, can be found…

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Information Cascade!

Photo by Donna Aceto, who saved the day when my camera battery died. Thanks, Donna. I couldn’t help but laugh last Saturday night. Click! was…

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Reflections on June Public Programs in the Center!

June was a rather fruitful month for programs in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art! On Target First Saturday we listened to Ghada…

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Little Treasures From the Past

One of the delights in preserving the Libraries and Archives collections at the Brooklyn Museum is that I am so often pleasantly surprised at what…

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Moolaadé: Film and Discussion in the Forum this First Saturday!

(Film Still from Moolaadé (2004), directed by Ousmane Sembène.) This month’s Target First Saturday events at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art here…

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Click! Meetup

There’s been overwhelming positive feedback about the idea of a Click! meetup during the upcoming Target First Saturday, so let’s do it! I’ll be giving…

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