The images are from the exhibit web site.
And while we are on the subject of the National Archives, which is a researchers treasure trove... except I don't care for the pull times... the Library of Congress is any time. But I digress. The Archives just hired a "Wikipedian in Residence." Wikipedia!?! The British Museum was the first with a volunteer coordinator. Volunteers are also at Museu Picasso in Barcelona, the Children`s Museum in Indianapolis and the Archives of American Art in DC.
"If you put something on the National Archives Web site, you might get 1,000 page views. Yesterday the main Wiki page got 12 million hits. ...The first big thing we did was we brought some of Ansel Adams`s photographs to the public, which was a big deal. He took a series of photos for the National Park Service -- he was commissioned. They`re in the public domain. They were online but they were small-resolution photos. So we took these 200 photos and put them up on Wikipedia with the highest-resolution photos."
For the entire article go to Washington Post, June 2
©2011 Patricia Bixler Reber
Volunteers are also at Museu Picasso in Barcelona, the Children`s Museum in Indianapolis and the Archives of American Art in DCReplyDelete