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PUBLIC MARKS from sbrothier with tags euvs & museum

January 2009

Musee Virtuel de l'Absinthe - Le Monde des Antiquites d'Absinthe fée verte..."The Green Fairy"...aucune autre boisson n'a la même histoire romantique - les impressionnistes Français...Toulouse Lautrec, Degas, Manet, Van Gogh...Paris à la Belle Époque...les cafés de muse des écrivains, de Baudelaire et Rimbaud à Joyce et Hemingway. Évidemment, il y a aussi une face cachée: aucune boisson n'a suscité de condamnation plus fervente, et aucune autre boisson n'a été entièrement interdite comme l'absinthe le fut en 1915.

September 2008

International Quilt Study Center & Museum : Making a Quilt

What is a quilt ? A quilt is a layered textile composed of a decorative top, a warm filler called batting or wadding, and a pratical backing. The three layers are joined together by quilting stitches, or sometimes are held together with regularly spaced yarn or string ties.

Brooklyn Museum: Community

The Brooklyn Museum believes in community and in the importance of the visitor experience. In this area you'll find a number of ways to connect with us: blogs, photo and video submissions, podcasts, and more. We look forward to hearing from you.

Arctic Studies

The indigenous heritage of Alaska and adjacent regions is woven from the arts, knowledge, values, and beliefs of many cultures. Explore Smithsonian collections with Native tradition bearers and learn about the peoples of this nothern world.

Arago: People, Postage & the Post

The online database of the National Postal Museum, Arago™, was named in honor of the French physicist, astronomer and politician, François Arago (1786-1853). A friend of James Smithson (benefactor of the Smithsonian Institution), Arago believed that science and available technologies should be used to advance public knowledge and improve everyday life. Renowned as a scientist, he was also a humanitarian who used his political roles to introduce social reforms – the abolition of slavery, universal manhood suffrage, and the education of the lower classes – not only in France but also in its colonial possessions.

America on the Move | Home Page

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See how we got here. Transportation transformed America. Choose from these three interconnected routes to explore how transportation shaped our lives, landscapes, culture, and communities.

Absinthe at the Virtual Absinthe Museum

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Absinthe...the Green Fairy...La Fée other drink has the same romantic history - the French Impressionists....Toulouse Lautrec, Degas, Manet, Van Gogh....Paris in the Belle Epoque....the cafes of Montmartre....the muse of writers from Verlaine and Rimbaud to Joyce and Hemingway. Of course, there's a darker side to absinthe as well - no other drink has ever roused the same degree of passionate condemnation, and no other drink has ever been banned outright in the way absinthe was in the years leading up to 1915.

The Museum of the American Cocktail

The Museum of the American Cocktail is a nonprofit organization dedicated to education in Mixology and preserving the rich history of the American Cocktail. Our goal is to establish a self-sustaining museum and tourist attraction to help revive tourism in New Orleans while providing education in mixology and a valuable resource for aspiring beverage professionals everywhere.

OldLiquors : World's largest private collection

Exclusive and private Old Liquors Collection of 250 years old cognac, armagnac and other old liquors

The Art Institute of Chicago: Home:

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It is true that art museums are about the stubborn, matter-of-factness of things: the works of art. But access to the Art Institute’s collection has always been enhanced by words and reproduced images. With the launch of our redesigned Web site, we acknowledge the importance of digitized access to the works of art.

Mark Rothko exhibition at Tate Modern, 26 September 2008 - 1 February 2009

Tate Modern presents an exhibition by one of the world’s most famous and best-loved artists, Mark Rothko. This is the first significant exhibition of his work to be held in the UK for over 20 years.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution is the only museum in the nation devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design. The Museum presents compelling perspectives on the impact of design on daily life through active educational and curatorial programming. It is the mission of Cooper-Hewitt’s staff and Board of Trustees to advance the public understanding of design across the twenty-four centuries of human creativity represented by the Museum’s collection

YouTube - Chaîne de BrooklynMuseum

The mission of the Brooklyn Museum is to act as a bridge between the rich artistic heritage of world cultures, as embodied in its collections, and the unique experience of each visitor. Dedicated to the primacy of the visitor experience, committed to excellence in every aspect of its collections and programs, and drawing on both new and traditional tools of communication, interpretation, and presentation, the Museum aims to serve its diverse public as a dynamic, innovative, and welcoming center for learning through the visual arts.

The Uncataloged Museum

A somewhat random (hence uncataloged) collection of thoughts about the work of museums (particularly history museums): what our work means to those of us who work in them, what our audiences might be thinking about, and the place that history museums occupy in today's culture.

Flickr: Galerie de Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

The National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) is part of the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s preeminent museum and research complex. The Museum is dedicated to inspiring curiosity, discovery, and learning about the natural world through its unparalleled research, collections, exhibitions, and education outreach programs. Opened in 1910, the green-domed museum on the National Mall was among the first Smithsonian building constructed exclusively to house the national collections and research facilities.

Museum Audience Insight

Audience research, trends, observations from Reach Advisors and friends.

Archives & Museum Informatics: Museums and the Web 2008: Paper: Fisher, M., et al., The Art of Storytelling: Enriching Art Museum Exhibits and Education through Visitor Narratives

At a time when both museum visitation and art-based, K-12 curricula are on the decline, some art museums are turning to new and innovative storytelling programs to engage visitors and instruct students. Combining visitor-created narratives and literacy education programs, museums are enticing visitors to experience their collections through the power of storytelling.