Spotted on Reddit: Makerbook. It’s a specialty search engine for finding woodworking, metal fabrication, or blacksmithing shops in your area that will let you rent the use of their space. The advanced search is decent, allowing you to filter by tool or experience level, but I don’t see any kind of About page or changelog as more information is added to the site.
Association of Southeast Asian Nations: ASEAN launches first e-exhibition on cultural heritage digital archive portal
Association of Southeast Asian Nations: ASEAN launches first e-exhibition on cultural heritage digital archive portal . “‘Forging History’ brings focus to the roles of metals in transforming the ASEAN region’s history and cultures. It features 22 digitised cultural heritage treasures selected by guest curator Girard Phillip E. Bonotan with support from museums and archival institutions of the ASEAN Member States. Highlights of the e-exhibition include Buddhist manuscript cabinets from Thailand, golden crowns from Indonesia, and modern metal artworks created by Malaysian artists, among others.” You can get an overview of ASEAN and its member nations here.
Danish Museums are creating an online database where amateur collectors can register their finds. “Amateur archaeologist Freddy Arntsen from North Zealand, Denmark, puts the detector aside as he grabs a handful of soil that turns out to contain a silver coin from 1623 AD, embossed with King Christian IV’s monogram. The little coin is far from the only find made by amateur archaeologists like Freddy in recent years. Now, Danish museums have come together to create a new database, DIME (Digital Metal Finds), where amateur archaeologists can register their finds.”