Posts tagged "Collection"
Featuring: Parachute Poetry Library

Featuring: Parachute Poetry Library

I was so excited to find this press release from poet and writing instructor Amanda Deutch in the inbox a few weeks ago, I simply had to share.  The story of an innovative artist creating a library because there was a need for one would be an inspiration on its own, but the setting– post-Hurricane...
Discover the Poetry Foundation Library

Discover the Poetry Foundation Library

Devoted readers of the Library as Incubator Project know about how important poetry is to me– both as a poet and as a librarian–so it will be no surprise that I nearly swooned when The Poetry Foundation got in touch to share their library.  Read on to learn more about this exciting special library from...
The Peoples' Library: By the People, For the People

The Peoples’ Library: By the People, For the People

by Ryan Claringbole What if you not only could write the books that are checked out in a library by members of your community, but also participate in the construction of that book? The People’s Library, a collaborative project started by Mark Strandquist with Courtney Bowles and Riley Duncan, is allowing the city of Richmond, Virginia...
National Poetry Month 2013 Wrap-up

National Poetry Month 2013 Wrap-up

Thanks for joining us this year for National Poetry Month!  All April, we shared wonderful stories from poets, libraries, and arts organizations about the power and meaning of the written word, and the ways in which it can connect communities and enrich our lives. You don’t have to be a poet or even a literature...
Checking in with: The Creative Class at DCPL

Checking in with: The Creative Class at DCPL

Last winter we featured a post about The Creative Class, a series of hands-on craft and art making workshops at the Washington, D.C. Public Library. This spring we checked in with Jamila Felton, coordinator of the series, to learn about the progress of the program, lessons learned, challenges addressed, etc. For those of you thinking...
Featuring: Kate Morrell

Featuring: Kate Morrell

Today we’re very pleased to welcome Kate Morrell to the site. Kate is a London-based book artist whose work frequently makes use of withdrawn or “overlooked” materials in libraries and archives. The work she shares with us today is a commissioned piece titled Alpine Spoilers, a project that engages with and highlights items from the collection...
Featuring: Brooklyn Visual Heritage by Project CHART

Featuring: Brooklyn Visual Heritage by Project CHART

by Laura Damon-Moore Brooklyn Visual Heritage is a new online resource developed by several cultural institutions working together to provide access to the city’s cultural history. This project is the result of three years of work funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ Project CHART  and is a collaborative effort of Pratt Institute’s School of...
“Brother Can You Spare a Stack" at the Center for Book Arts

“Brother Can You Spare a Stack” at the Center for Book Arts

Feature writer Rebecca Rubenstein recently visited an exciting new show at the Center for Book Arts in New York– a show that re-imagines the concept and purpose of a library, and turns libraries into works of art.  Don’t miss the rest of Rebecca’s features on library-as-incubator happenings in NYC! ~Erinn Brother Can You Spare a...
Out of the Archives: NYPL's Design by the Book

Out of the Archives: NYPL’s Design by the Book

This post originally appeared on February 29, 2012. This feature is written by Jessica Pigza about the New York Public Library’s “Design by the Book” film series. To learn about Jessica’s Handmade Crafternoon program at the NYPL, check out her first feature on the Library as Incubator Project. - Laura Four years ago, I was...
Out of the Archives: WPA Poster Collections

Out of the Archives: WPA Poster Collections

This post was originally published on February 12, 2012. I love posters. I imagine my project colleagues and many of you feel the same. But I don’t actually know a ton about the history of poster design as an art form. That’s why I was so pleased to find Posters for the People, a very...
The Picture Collection at the NYPL

The Picture Collection at the NYPL

by Laura Damon-Moore If you’ve followed the Library as Incubator Project for a while, you know that we’re unabashed fans of the image holdings at the New York Public Library. Which is why it’s a real treat today to present this feature on the Picture Collection at the NYPL. A special thank you to Billy...
MetPublications Online

MetPublications Online

by Erinn Batykefer If you enjoyed last year’s article, 65 Guggenheim Exhibition Catalogs Online, you’re in for a treat!  MetPublications is a portal to the publishing program of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Since the museum was founded in 1870, the Met has published collection guides and catalogues that explore the works in the museum’s...