The British Museum Makes 1.9 Million Images Available for Public Use Egyptian wine jar (Photo: © The Trustees of the British Museum.) The British Museum has just unveiled a unique, behind-the-scenes opportunity for visitors while the museum is closed due to coronavirus safety regulations—they’ve expanded their online collection to include nearly 4.5 million objects. To add to the overwhelming number of accessible images in their digital collections, the public institution has now permitted nearly two million of these uploads to be downloaded for non-commercial use under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license. While this application can initially seem a bit confusing to the untrained visitor, the museum has provided an instruction guide for perfecting your various searches. According to the guide, when you head to their collection’s website, you can type your target topic into the search bar and use the auto-generated categories that pop up to start your search.
Jheronimus Bosch - The Garden of Earthly Delights About this project The interactive documentary Jheronimus Bosch, the Garden of Earthly Delights provides an in-depth tour though The Garden of Earthly Delights. In a web interface the visitor will be taken on an audio-visual journey, including sound, music, video and images to enrich the storytelling. Synopsis Our Brains Struggle to Process This Much Stress Here’s how to pull yourself out of despair and live your life It was the end of the world as we knew it, and I felt fine. That’s almost exactly what I told my psychiatrist at my March 16 appointment, a few days after our children’s school district extended spring break because of the coronavirus. I said the same at my April 27 appointment, several weeks after our state’s stay-at-home order. Yes, it was exhausting having a kindergartener and fourth grader doing impromptu distance learning while I was barely keeping up with work. And it was frustrating to be stuck home nonstop, scrambling to get in grocery delivery orders before slots filled up, and tracking down toilet paper.
isamu noguchi museum launches online archive of 60,000 unique pieces the noguchi museum announces the digital launch of isamu noguchi archive featuring 60,000 archival photographs, manuscripts, and digitized drawings. it coincides with the artist’s 115th birthday, celebrating his oeuvre by expanding the museum’s web presence and making a trove of resources on the art and life of noguchi accessible to the public. isamu noguchi, ‘paphnutius’ (1924), photo © the isamu noguchi foundation and garden museum, new york / ARS the isamu noguchi archive contains the most comprehensive body of information on the life and work of isamu noguchi. it consists of an extensive photographic collection; manuscripts; correspondence; exhibition, publication, and project records; press clippings; and architectural drawings, as well as documentation of the many objects, artifacts, and tools noguchi collected during his travels. isamu noguchi, ‘akari uf3-q, uf4-33n, uf3-s, and 14a’, photo © the isamu noguchi foundation and garden museum, new york / ARS project info
How to Understand COVID-19 Numbers ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. It’s the middle of the summer, and the coronavirus has not gone away. When the pandemic first began, some had hoped that there’d be a lull during the summer, with the heat knocking the virus into submission, but it has continued its march across America, with outbreaks flaring across the southern and southwestern states. Arguments have also become part of the daily discourse, with people debating over case counts and death tolls, how the trends should be interpreted and whether the reported numbers can even be trusted. I’ve watched so many reporters, both at ProPublica and at other outlets, do their best to debunk myths, demystify confusing trends and answer the public’s questions.
Download 502 Free Art Books from The Metropolitan Museum of Art You could pay $118 on Amazon for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s catalog The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry. Or you could pay $0 to download it at MetPublications, the site offering “five decades of Met Museum publications on art history available to read, download, and/or search for free.” If that strikes you as an obvious choice, prepare to spend some serious time browsing MetPublications’ collection of free art books and catalogs. You may remember that we featured the site a few years ago, back when it offered 397 whole books free for the reading, including American Impressionism and Realism: The Painting of Modern Life, 1885–1915; Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomical Drawings from the Royal Library; and Wisdom Embodied: Chinese Buddhist and Daoist Sculpture in The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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