Tag: museum

Friday Video: GLAM and the Free World


“GLAM and the Free World,” Cory Doctorow’s keynote speech at Museums and the Web Florence 2014

The Smithsonian Wants You! (To Help Transcribe Its Collections)


Many myths surround the Smithsonian Institution’s archives—from legends of underground facilities hidden beneath the National

Now You Can 3D Print Priceless Smithsonian Artifacts


The Wright Brothers’ airplane. The Cosmic Buddha. A fossilized Woolly Mammoth. For decades, the only way to see artifacts like these has been to visit the Smithsonian museums in Washington, DC. And even if you have the time and money to make the trip, you only get to view the item’s front, from behind a glass case. […]

3D Scanning at the Smithsonian


What can you do to bring some of the Smithsonian’s 137 million objects to life? Put them in 3D!

LACMA offers 20k historical images for free online


The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has just put 20,000 images online that we’re