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Exploring the Boston Athenaeum

Exploring the Boston Athenaeum

Today it’s my pleasure to present this interview with Peter Walsh from the Boston Athenaeum. He talked with us about this local institution, its collection, and how the Athenaeum actively supports the work of artists in New England. Enjoy! ~ Laura The mission of the Boston Athenæum is to serve its members, the broader community, and scholars throughout...
Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Whether you think today is the perfect excuse to snuggle up with your honey and eat chocolates or a terrible Hallmark conspiracy, there’s no mistaking it: Valentine’s Day is a good day in the world of Digital Collections!  There are a number of beautiful digital archives of vintage cards out there, documenting not only how...
Anonymous

Anonymous

This is the fifteenth and, sadly, final post in a series of features on historic book bindings, written for the Library as Incubator Project by Andrea Reithmayr, Special Collections Librarian and the Rare Book Conservator at the University of Rochester River Campus Libraries.  We thank Andrea from the bottom of our hearts for her time and...
Minneapolis Central Library's picture files, where past & present coexist

Minneapolis Central Library’s picture files, where past & present coexist

by Andy Sturdevant.  Originally published on August 1, 2012 in the MinnPost weekly arts column, The Stroll and re-posted on the Library as Incubator Project on August 16th, 2012. Up on the third floor of the Minneapolis Central Library, past the racks of CDs and near the drawers of sheet music, there are several rows of...
Our Favorite Things: Archives, Archives, Archives!

Our Favorite Things: Archives, Archives, Archives!

by Laura Damon-Moore For today’s Favorite Things post, here’s a roundup of posts about archives – interesting archival collections and some artists who used archives as inspiration for their artwork. Melissa Mannon of ArchivesInfo wrote up a great piece examining the use of orphan photos to inspire the arts, in the spirit of Ransom Riggs’...
All for Art

All for Art

This is the fourteenth post in a series of features on historic book bindings, written for the Library as Incubator Project by Andrea Reithmayr, Special Collections Librarian and the Rare Book Conservator at the University of Rochester River Campus Libraries. Unless otherwise noted, all bindings pictured are from the University of Rochester’s Dept. of Rare Books &...
“The Boom in Yellow**”

“The Boom in Yellow**”

This is the thirteenth post in a series of features on historic book bindings, written for the Library as Incubator Project by Andrea Reithmayr, Special Collections Librarian and the Rare Book Conservator at the University of Rochester River Campus Libraries. Unless otherwise noted, all bindings pictured are from the University of Rochester’s Dept. of Rare Books &...
Art and Her Plain Sisters

Art and Her Plain Sisters

This is the twelfth post in a series of features on historic book bindings, written for the Library as Incubator Project by Andrea Reithmayr, Special Collections Librarian and the Rare Book Conservator at the University of Rochester River Campus Libraries. Unless otherwise noted, all bindings pictured are from the University of Rochester’s Dept. of Rare Books & Special...
Glimpse of a New Day

Glimpse of a New Day

This is the eleventh post in a series of features on historic book bindings, written for the Library as Incubator Project by Andrea Reithmayr, Special Collections Librarian and the Rare Book Conservator at the University of Rochester River Campus Libraries. Unless otherwise noted, all bindings pictured are from the University of Rochester’s Dept. of Rare Books...
IncubaTOUR: Silver Buckle Press

IncubaTOUR: Silver Buckle Press

This feature originally appeared on the Incubator Project on September 19, 2012. Last winter I had the pleasure of taking an “official” incubaTOUR through Silver Buckle Press, located in Memorial Library at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This is a fantastic resource for those interested in art, design, typography, and print history. Enjoy! ~ Laura The text...
Interactive Art Trail at Edinburgh Central Library

Interactive Art Trail at Edinburgh Central Library

by Laura Damon-Moore Today’s featured project is a splendid example of library + community collaboration at Edinburgh Central Library in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Interactive Art Trail, for which masters students from the Edinburgh College of Art were invited to create new works based on their investigations of collections in the Central Library, closes on August...
"So Much For War & Books*"

“So Much For War & Books*”

This is the tenth post in a series of features on historic book bindings, written for the Library as Incubator Project by Andrea Reithmayr, Special Collections Librarian and the Rare Book Conservator at the University of Rochester River Campus Libraries. Unless otherwise noted, all bindings pictured are from the University of Rochester’s Dept. of Rare Books...