Posts tagged "Collection"
Out of the Archives: The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

Out of the Archives: The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in July 2012. The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection consists of over 150,000 maps, focusing on 18th and 19th century North and South America and including atlases, globes, maritime charts and other materials.  Of those 150,000 items, about 32,000 of the maps have been digitized...
Out of the Archives: Dominique Dunstan & The Whiteboard Project at the State Library of Victoria

Out of the Archives: Dominique Dunstan & The Whiteboard Project at the State Library of Victoria

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in June 2013. Today, we’re delighted to welcome Dominique Dunstan to the site to share not only her beautiful re-interpretations of natural history, but also the extraordinary library-based artist fellowship that supported their creation. Read on to learn more about the Staff Fellowships at the...
In Support of the Glasgow School of Art Library

In Support of the Glasgow School of Art Library

by Laura Damon-Moore Several weeks ago, the Glasgow School of Art’s beautiful Mackintosh Library was destroyed in a fire. The library building and many of the items in the library’s historical collection were lost. The staff at the GSA Library prepared a statement addressing the collections that have been affected. In a recent follow up...
The Hidden Library at National Library of Scotland

The Hidden Library at National Library of Scotland

by Laura Damon-Moore A Facebook friend of ours posted a note about the Hidden Library series at the National Library of Scotland, and when I saw what the theme of this month’s event was, I knew we had to highlight it! According to the NLS’s website, the Hidden Library “invites new audiences into the heart...
LitMore Poetry Library

LitMore Poetry Library

by Laura Damon-Moore Several weeks ago we got a note from Christophe Casamassima (whose Poetry in Community project we featured on the website a couple of years ago) that said, “Because of the generous space you gave me two years ago on the website, we were inspired to bring our enormous poetry collection into circulation...
Featuring: Wendel White

Featuring: Wendel White

We’re delighted to showcase work by Wendel White today on the site! Wendel reached out to share his most recent project, called Manifest, about the history of African American communities, for which he has been traveling to libraries and historical collections to photograph African American artifacts. Enjoy! ~Erinn Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Tell us a little...
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...
Mellow Pages Library

Mellow Pages Library

Rebecca Rubenstein, one of our intrepid our Writers in the Field, recently spoke with Matt Nelson and Jacob Perkins of Mellow Pages Library located in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, NY. The library is a relaxing space where you can explore literature, chat about books and drink coffee. Read on to find out more about their collection...
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’...
Iowa City Public Library's Local Music Project: An Update

Iowa City Public Library’s Local Music Project: An Update

We’re so glad to be able to bring you an update on one of our favorite arts-incubating projects today: John Paulios from Iowa City Public Library joins us as the new man in charge of ICPL’s Local Music Project, which we featured on the site back in 2012, just as it was kicking off in...
Orphan Photos to Inspire the Arts

Orphan Photos to Inspire the Arts

On the heels of the success of Ransom Riggs’ YA novel, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, lots of people are interested in old photographs. Our friend Melissa Mannon– the mastermind behind the Archives Info blog– shares her perspective on orphan images as an important inspiration point for writers and artists that librarians and archivists...
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...