The Bigger Picture: Visual Archives and the Smithsonian
On this day in 1987, the Enid A. Haupt Garden, named for the American philanthropist and publisher, officially opened to the public. The Haupt garden, which is located adjacent to the Smithsonian Institution Building, sits above a three-story underground complex, known as the Quad, that includes the National Museum of African Art, the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, and the S. Dillon Ripley Center. A few times a year, the colorful flowers displayed in the garden are changed to reflect the foliage currently in bloom.
Click through the slideshow for photos of construction of the Quad and the Enid A. Haupt Garden!
- At long last, the tale of how a California Gray Whale skeleton made it into the collections of the National Museum of Natural History. [via Smithsonian Science]
- The Library of Congress offers 50 digital preservation activities that you can do. [via The Signal: Digital Preservation, LOC]
- Congratulations to the Digital Public Library of America which welcomed 360,000 unique visitors and 1.5 Million API calls since it launched in April. [via InfoDocket]
- With the help of the public, the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery will be putting on an exhibition on yoga, Yoga the Art of Transformation. [via DCist]
- More 3-D awesomeness! Amanda Ghassaei of instructables.com has figured out a way to turn any MP3 into a physical record using 3-D printing. [via Retina, Smithsonian Magazine]
- Want to know how 3-D scanning is done at the Smithsonian? Watch the video below to find out. [via Smithsonian Science]
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