July 24, 2017

World’s Oldest Multicolor Book, a Chinese Calligraphy & Painting Manual, Now Available Online

We often take the printed word for granted, with technology pushing information further and further into the digital realm. This makes it easy to forget that there was a time when color printing was not only a novelty, but cutting edge technology. The University of Cambridge is helping us remember by placing the oldest color book online through its digital library.

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July 17, 2017

Brooklyn Academy of Music Makes 70,000 Pieces of Theater History Available Online

For over 150 years, the Brooklyn Academy of Music has been home to cutting-edge performing arts. And now the multi-purpose urban arts center has placed more than 70,000 objects online as part of its new digital archive. Capturing more than a century of theatrical photographs, playbills, video, and ephemera, the new archive is a culture lover's paradise.

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July 6, 2017

Smithsonian’s Design Museum Lets You Search Its 200,000+ Collection by Crayon Color

As the only American museum dedicated to historical and contemporary design, New York City's Cooper Hewitt Museum is taking an innovative approach to digitizing their collection. The eclectic collection, which is part of the Smithsonian, contains everything from drawings and etchings to shopping bags and greeting cards. Now, it has more than 200,000 objects available to the public online.

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