All posts tagged brooklyn

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Calling Rapaljes, Rapeljes, Raplees and all descendants!

Get ready for some surprising encounters when you visit the Brooklyn Museum’s beloved period rooms this February, when several of the rooms will be the…

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Project CHART at the Brooklyn Museum

The Institute of Museum and Library Services has been an important supporter of several initiatives to make the Brooklyn Museum’s collection much more accessible to…

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Geotag Brooklyn

Trying to track the history of the images of Brooklyn that we’re geotagging for #mapBK on Flickr and Twitter and then porting to Historypin reminds me of the…

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Conservation Treatment of Demetrios Continues

To recap previous blogs, the mummy of Demetrios is wrapped in linen, then the entire surface of the linen is painted with red lead. On…

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Fireworks! The Brooklyn Bridge’s 125th anniversary

A recent post on NYC Social alerted us to the Brooklyn Bridge’s upcoming 125th anniversary celebration (May 22nd-26th), featuring fireworks on the 22nd. Fireworks have…

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Modern Coney

Lynn Hyman Butler, American, born 1953. The Girl with a Gun. From the series “Coney Island Kaleidoscope” ca. 1988. Cibachrome color print. sheet: 11 x…

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Click! Get the word out…

One of the biggest challenges we face with an exhibition like Click! is getting the word out. Click! depends on two types of participation, initial…

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A Coney Island Renaissance?

As many of the postings on Flickr illustrate, images of Coney Island frequently capture a gritty and often sadly neglected landscape. But this kind of…

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Classic Coney Rides

It’s great to see all the amazing contributions to the Flickr group for Goodbye Coney Island?. This is proof that Coney Island still attracts photographers…

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Steeplechase, Luna Park, and Dreamland

The history of Coney Island from the 1890s and through the first decade of the 20th century is very much the history of three successful…

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Join the “Goodbye Coney Island?” Flickr Group!

I am very excited that Patrick Amsellem, curator of photography, is working with us on a web project in conjunction with the Goodbye Coney Island?…

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Coney Island & Entertainment

Coney Island has a long history as a place for entertainment. Even before the creation of the three great amusement parks around 1900, the area…

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The Schenck Houses – their story through the Museum Library and Archives

Drawing by Daniel M. C. Hopping. From the book American interiors, 1675-1885: a guide to the American period rooms in the Brooklyn Museum by Marvin…

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Newly on View: Herald Tribune Owls

The next time you enter the Grand Lobby of the museum, make sure you cast your eyes upwards. In one of the openings in the…

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Goodbye Coney Island?

Last week we finished the installation of the small photography show Goodbye Coney Island? in the Luce Alcove on the fifth floor of the Museum….

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Carnival in Brooklyn 2007!

Photo courtesy Clay Williams It’s that time of year again! First, a quick reminder that there will be no Target First Saturday in September due…

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Dutch Houses in Brooklyn

When John published his post about his own Dutch house in Brooklyn, he also kindly provided a list of all the Dutch houses in the…

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My Old House

The Brooklyn Museum’s Schenck family houses have had a profound personal effect on me. In 1990, I was the editor for a book on the…

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