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Cloud Watching

A few years ago we moved away from hosting our website infrastructure from its dusty basement to the Cloud. This brought a certain peace of…

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Brooklyn Museum in Google Art Project

Google Art Project Deux

Starting today, you can find the Brooklyn Museum in Google Art Project. I’m here in Paris at the launch for the second phase where more…

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Vishnu Kiosk

The Avatar and the iPad

Early in the planning stages for the Vishnu exhibition, Joan, Shelley, and I began talking about building a tool that could offer an engaging entry…

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Moonrise Poem

Poetry Comes to our Collection Online

Did you know that April is National Poetry Month?  To celebrate, the Department of Cultural Affairs and the Mayor’s office is hosting Poem In Your…

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Cross-posting the Collection to Wikimedia Commons and the Internet Archive

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again:  it’s simply not enough to publish assets on our own website—we cannot expect people to come…

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Mobile Web

Today we are releasing a mobile version of our website and are happily following in the footsteps of our colleagues at the Powerhouse Museum and…

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Collection Online: Opening the Floodgates

Today, we are going from 12,598 records to more than 94,000 in our collection online and this increase represents a substantial change in the way…

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Brooklyn Museum Collection Labs

Today, we are taking a page from Google and releasing a labs environment for our collection online.  Having the collection online for 18 months has…

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Working Guidelines for the Copyright Project

“Any analysis of ownership and duration must be performed on a case-by-case basis for each work.” Copyright & Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for Digitization for U.S….

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Little Images, Big Art

Some of you may have noticed how, over time, some of the small images on our site—the ones with the “Why is this image so…

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Copyright is complicated

Copyright is complicated. What’s protected? What’s not? And it’s even more complicated for art, where the work may not be dated and there are questions…

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Doing the Right Thing

Did you know that today is the first annual World’s Fair Use Day? We’ve been toiling over an ongoing project to better identify the rights…

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Calling the Mayor…

If you’re our mayor on Foursquare, we’ve got a promo running that you should check out.  Not the mayor?  Be sure to check-in at the…

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Common Ground: Global Flickr Commons Meetup Needs Your Favs!

Are you a fan of the materials being uploaded to the Flickr Commons?   Well, we are huge fans and that got a few of us…

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The New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC): Towards Radical Collaboration

Librarians are natural collaborators—we share materials through interlibrary loan, data through cataloging cooperatives, and our subject and technical expertise on numerous listservs and professional committees—but…

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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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Brooklyn Museum API: the iPhone app

If anyone needed convincing that an API might be a good idea, this news might just do it for you.  A few weeks ago, we…

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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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What’s Happening Today?—The Museum Calendar Gets Upgraded

If you’ve checked out the Museum’s calendar in the last twelve hours or so, you may have noticed how different (or, really, how not different)…

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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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Wikipedia Loves Art…continued…and a deadline coming up!

Wow, there was such a great response to my first post about prepping for Wikipedia Loves Art! Since that announcement, we’ve been joined by Art…

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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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Prepping for Wikipedia Loves Art!

This is just a quick note to any of the peeps at cultural institutions who may read our blog. We are helping organize Wikipedia Loves…

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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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happy opening, everyone!

As silly as this seems, it’s just not real until the signs go up and here they are. I will admit, I was more than…

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Click! is not a contest…

…it is a study in crowds. It should come as no surprise that this title made it into one of my blog posts (there are…

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Last chance to catch our Add-Art show!

Last week I blogged about our participation in Add-Art, the plug-in for Firefox that blocks ads and replaces them with art. We just got an…

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Thank you!

Wowzer! If you were one of the 3344 visitors who cast 410,089 evaluations for Click!, you know what a commitment it really was. I can’t…

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Mashing-up Hiroshige to block ads and Add-Art!

What in the world am I talking about?? Brooklyn-based artist Steve Lambert has developed a plug-in for the Firefox browser that block ads and replaces…

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Last chance to Click!

We’ve been watching our little evaluation meter today and we hit 51.3 evaluations a minute this morning! This is a pre-thank you to all of…

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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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Find us on iTunes U

Brooklyn Museum has just joined some of the other non-profits hosting content in the Beyond Campus area of iTunes U (tip of the hat to…

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The Making of “Mr. Pointy Comes to Brooklyn”

Has everyone seen the fantastic work the Indianapolis Museum of Art is doing on their YouTube channel? It’s hard to miss and we’ve been watching…

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Traffic and lots of it…

We are very happy everyone is logging in to evaluate submissions for Click! A Crowd-Curated Exhibition, but our technical resources are a bit unmatched for…

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Minimizing Influence

We are launching the evaluation interface for Click! today, so I wanted to take this opportunity to write about some of the choices behind the…

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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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Different Takes: Take 2

Following up on this earlier post, our new video has just been published to our YouTube feed. Many thanks to everyone who contributed to this…

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Different Takes

For the past several months, we’ve been working with filmmaker Matt Wolf on an upcoming video project. The video is in the final stages of…

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Facebook Pages

We just spent some time setting up Facebook pages for both the Brooklyn Museum and the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. Pages are…

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ArtShare on Facebook!

One of the things we are always striving to do is share our collection in new and unique ways. This can be seen in many…

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Video Competition Lessons Learned

Lessons learned post about the Visitor Video Competition for all the colleagues out there who might be thinking of doing something similar.

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Winners!

As the Brooklyn Museum means so much, and in so many different ways, to our audiences, these videos are an extraordinary reflection of both this…

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Good Luck!

On the eve of the announcement of our judges’ decision, Brooklyn Museum staff wanted to share some of our own thoughts (ranging from the “I-have-to-smile…

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Video entries are rolling in…

Entries for our Visitor Video Competition are starting to roll in. We’ve created a YouTube playlist which can be seen in this post and we…

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Pandora’s Book

If Marshall McLuhan were a gypsy and his teacup the art world, the tea leaves would be artists’ books. —Ingrid Sishey (National Arts Guide, vol….

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Lights, Camera…..

On another Target First Saturday note, the Visitor Video Competition was shooting and we spotted a bunch of cameras, which was pretty exciting. From what…

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Luce Visible Storage Panoramas Coming Soon

Jook Leung from 360VR came in today to shoot a few panoramas of our Luce Visible Storage area. These should be on our website within…

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Let’s hear it…

Screenshot from the Infinite Island comment kiosks. In preparation for the opening of Infinite Island this Friday, we’ve just finished installing our comment kiosks. For…

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The Dinner Party Virtual Tour

Following up on this earlier post, I’m happy to say The Dinner Party Virtual Tour has just gone live on our website. The launch of…

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Getting the picture(s): DAMS, part 1

First, a little background: Two years ago, I was working in the Museum Archives, where we were busily scanning hundreds, then thousands of images. Once…

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