All posts tagged collection

Psychedelic Rock Posters from the Vault

With the exhibition Who Shot Rock & Roll:  A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present, opening tomorrow at the museum, I thought now would be…

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Season Finale of True Blood – We’ll be watching for the Bird Lady!

You better believe we are going to be watching the True Blood season two finale, which is airing on HBO this Sunday night at 9pm!…

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BklynMuse: Going Mobile with a Gallery Guide Powered by People

Ever wish you could remix the gallery experience?  When I walk into a museum I enjoy the structure—the information given, which objects have been placed…

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The Installation of Reception

Through the generosity of Beth Rudin DeWoody, the Museum recently acquired a multiple component installation piece made by the artist Vadis Turner, which will be…

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Male and Female Mummies: Bad Grammar, Bad X-rays, Bad Judgment

It should not be so hard to tell a woman from a man. Yet three of the five male mummies from the Brooklyn Museum that…

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Mummy Transport

As some of you may have seen from the recent press coverage, we took four of our Egyptian human mummies to North Shore University Hospital…

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HBO’s True Blood team kindly answers our “Bird Lady” questions!

Many thanks are due to our faithful community. Their tweets helped us get in touch with @TrueBloodHBO, the official True Blood twitter feed and they…

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Live Tweeting Mummy CT Scanning Today!

We’ve got something very cool going on!  Follow us on Twitter today to get our updates—we are going to be tweeting live as curators and…

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“Bird Lady” on HBO’s True Blood

     We were first notified of this surprise appearance from a comment in our online collection by Marlene F. Emmett, who spotted a statue that…

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Hank Willis Thomas

One major recent acquisition is Hank Willis Thomas’ series “Unbranded: Reflections in Black by Corporate America.” The whole series consists of 82 images, two for…

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When Lions and Dragons Fly

In preparation for renovation to the glass corridor roof, two of the museum’s exterior architectural elements, a stone dragon and a zinc lion, needed to…

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Reinstalling the Arts of the Islamic World

For those of you who have been missing the arts of the Islamic world (or wondering what it is you’ve been missing), we are almost…

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Dash Snow

The Museum recently acquired some great new photography. Much of it will be on view this coming August when we open a new show with…

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Crowdsourcing the Clean-Up with Freeze Tag!

As most of our readers know, we encourage tagging on our online collection and we created Tag! You’re It to make that contribution more fun…

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Sarah Baley

Sarah Baley’s show “Bois” opened at Collette Blanchard Gallery on the Lower East Side last Thursday night and we are very happy to have this…

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Specifically, Tag! You’re It!

One of the things we’ve gotten to know about our community is people often have specialized areas of interest.  In just one example, we’ve gotten…

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More on mummies…

In addition to continuing to x-ray the animal mummies,  the Conservation Lab has started preparing to send several human mummies to North Shore University Hospital….

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Google, Meet the Brooklyn Museum Posse

Chances are, if you’ve heard of the Internet, you’ve also heard of Google and chances are pretty good that you’ve set up an e-mail account…

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Man with a Sword

Having the opportunity to write labels for objects in the collection is one of my favorite things about being an intern at the Brooklyn Museum….

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Brooklyn Museum Collection API

We are at the sixth month marker of our Collection going online and you may have noticed that we keep adding to the features as…

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The Silk Road at the Brooklyn Museum

The “Silk Road” has been a hot topic in recent years, thanks in part to the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 and the…

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1stfans Twitter Art Feed Artist for March 2009: Joseph Kosuth

If nothing else, Shelley and I think the 1stfans Twitter Art Feed is a pretty cool concept. We readily admit that we have no idea…

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Animal Mummy Research

This past Saturday as part of programming for 1stfans at the Brooklyn Museum, I gave a presentation on the animal mummy research the Conservation Department…

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Jonas Platt

Samuel Finley Breese Morse (American, 1791-1872). Jonas Platt, 1828. Oil on canvas, 35 15/16 x 29 7/16 in. (91.3 x 74.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, 85.23….

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John Adams

Samuel Finley Breese Morse (American, 1791-1872). Portrait of John Adams, 1816. Oil on canvas, 29 3/4 x 24 15/16 in. (75.5 x 63.4 cm). Brooklyn…

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He Could Have Been a Contender . . .

An Xiao’s concept for the 1stfans Twitter Art Feed employs the language of Morse code—one of many instances in which science and art have crossed…

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The world through Goodyear’s eyes: photographs from the 1890’s to 1923 from the Brooklyn Museum Archives

Seeing the response to historic photographs that we have posted on Flickr Commons begs a look back on why we have these images and who…

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Pictures! Pictures! Pictures!

Today we’re launching the next installment in the Brooklyn Museum Collection on the Web—more than 4,000 images from the Libraries and Archives will join the…

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Costume Collection Q & A

You may have seen Carol Vogel’s article in the New York Times about the exciting news concerning the Brooklyn Museum’s costume collection, and our collaboration…

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Exhibition Index Re-Launch, New Collection Features and Tagging Update

The most exciting thing we’ve got going online this week is the re-launch of our Exhibition Index. The original index (below, left) has been online…

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Tag! You’re it!

We’ve just launched our collection online and now we need some help tagging, so visitors can better find objects within it. Of course, we were…

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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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