For the 2002-2003 exhibition of Japanese prints in the Anne van Biema Collection titled Masterful Illusions, the Freer-Sackler Gallery produced a promotional bookmark using an image of a print by Yoshitoshi, “Hōryūkaku ni Ryōyū Ugoku” or “Two Heroes in Battle at Horyūkakū.” Materials in the Freer-Sackler Library make it possible to research some of the background of the print, as well as other prints depicting the same story.
Month: September 2011
If you’ve seen any of the 1,000+ physical copies of the books scanned through the History, Art, and Culture (HAC) Digitization Project, maybe you noticed a sticker just below the barcode that reads ”ONLINE.”
For the last eight weeks, I have been sitting at the Smithsonian looking at pretty pictures. Specifically, I’ve been sorting through three thousand digital objects selected for addition to the Galaxy of Images, figuring out what they are and what to write about them.
The Libraries would like to highlight some new titles that have been added recently to the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum Library.
This website highlights the scientific and popular literature contributions of prominent amateur naturalists from the 18th-20th centuries.
In this interview with Libraries’ intern Stephanie Fletcher, book artist Laura Davidson reflects on her inspiration, her artistic process, and the elusive definition of “artist’s book.”
Tina Muracco is the new Director of Development for the Libraries. She earned a B.A. in Media Studies from Penn State University and a J.D. from Widener University School of Law. In her new role at the Smithsonian, Tina hopes to educate donors and friends about the Libraries’ treasures and changing needs.