NLM Launches a New Online Exhibition – Fifty Years Ago: The Darkening Day (National Library of Medicine)

National Library of Medicine: NLM Launches a New Online Exhibition – Fifty Years Ago: The Darkening Day . “The National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces Fifty Years Ago: The Darkening Day, a new online exhibition recognizing the 50th anniversary of The Darkening Day, an NLM exhibition on the health aspects of environmental pollution, which opened at the library in 1970 and was subsequently reviewed in the September 29, 1970, issue of the NIH Record, page 11. Featuring selected works from the NLM collection, Fifty Years Ago: The Darkening Day highlights examples of research, programs and policies, public messaging, and action taken by the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare and federal scientists from the Public Health Service (PHS), as awareness of pollution’s detrimental impacts on health grew in the years preceding 1970.”

The Architect’s Newspaper: Architect creates app to change how exhibitions are designed

The Architect’s Newspaper: Architect creates app to change how exhibitions are designed. “For all the advances in technology over the past decade, the experience of curating and viewing museum shows has remained relatively unchanged. Even though digital archive systems exist and have certainly helped bring old institutions into the present, they have relatively little influence over the ways museum shows are designed and shared. The normal practice is more or less ‘old school’ and even borderline ‘dysfunctional,’ said Bika Rebek, principal of the New York and Vienna–based firm Some Place Studio.”

W Magazine: There’s a Nonstop Dinner Party to Instagram on the Met’s Rooftop This Summer

W Magazine: There’s a Nonstop Dinner Party to Instagram on the Met’s Rooftop This Summer. “Last summer, the rooftop of the Metropolitan Museum of Art played host to Cornelia Parker’s mix of a classic red barn house and the Victorian mansion from Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 film Psycho, which was actually only a façade. This year, though, the museum’s annual roof garden commission is much more inviting: visitors are free to join in on a frozen bacchanal, cocktails in hand, which the Argentinian artist Adrián Villar Rojas created by mining the institution’s collection and casting his picks from sections like African art and Antiquity in plaster, then coating them in weatherproof automotive paint.”

MoMA Launches Digital Archive of Its Exhibition History

The Museum of Modern Art has launched a digital archive of its exhibition history. “Providing an unparalleled history of the Museum’s presentation of modern and contemporary art on a widely available platform, the project features over 3,500 exhibitions, illustrated by primary documents such as installation photographs, press releases, checklists, and catalogues, as well as lists of included artists.”

California State Library System CIO Wants to Create Virtual Archive Tours

The new CIO of the California State Library system wants to make virtual tours of archives and exhibits by using GoPro. Get some Periscoping in there too, buddy: “David Wanjiru, who started the job on Nov. 2, told StateScoop that one of his long-term plans is to stand up a ‘virtual library,’ where users could watch video tours of the research institution’s archives or explore its museum exhibits. To create this resource, Wanjiru would outfit staff members with GoPro cameras that would record images of the library, he said.”