Tag Archives: photographs

Celebrating the national glass plate negatives registered as UNESCO Memory of the World

(13 July 2018) After UNESCO announced the registration of the National Glass Plate Negatives as UNESCO’s Memory of the World on the 30th of October 2017, the National Archives of Thailand, Sirivadhanabhakdi Foundation together with Thai Beverage PCL took the opportunity to organize the Celebrating the National Glass Plate Negatives Registered as UNESCO Memory of the World exhibition at the National Gallery on Chao Fa Road. The show […]


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Most extensive Royal Commonwealth Society photograph release yet

(9 March 2018) The Royal Commonwealth Society department has recently published images of approximately 1,500 historic photographs on Cambridge Digital Library.  These photographs have been digitised with the very generous support of the Anstruther Trust, and include many of the treasures of the collection.  They reflect its broad chronological scope and great geographic diversity. The […]


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Historic photographs of India digitized

(19 December 2017) The latest release of photographs published on Cambridge Digital Library by the Royal Commonwealth Society department includes a large selection of historic prints of India, digitised with the generous support of the Smuts Memorial Fund. The photographs date from the 1860s to the late 1920s, and offer a diverse range of scenes […]


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A project from Bhutan

(14 December 2017) On 17 December 1907, Ugyen Wangchuk, the first Druk Gyalpo (Dragon King), was coronated and the Kingdom of Bhutan has marked this day ever since as its National Day. The British Library has some photographs of Ugyen Wangchuk when he was crown prince dating from 1905, which were taken by John Claude […]


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Now available: nearly 36,000 photographs from the Center for Creative Photography

(30 August 2017) The Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona is collaborating on a release of nearly 36,000 photographs in the Artstor Digital Library. The Center is recognized as one of the world’s finest academic art museums and study centers for the history of photography. The Center opened in 1975 with the […]


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10,000 additional photographs and cartoons from Condé Nast at ArtStor

(24 May 2017) Condé Nast is providing nearly 10,000 additional images to the Artstor Digital Library, bringing their total contribution to approximately 33,000. The release encompasses images from the Condé Nast Archive of Photography, selections from the Fairchild Photo Service, and signature cartoons from The New Yorker. Highlights of the new release include striking and […]


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More than 35,000 additional photojournalism images from Magnum Photos via ArtStor

(11 May 2017) Magnum Photos and Artstor are now sharing more than 35,000 additional images in the Digital Library, bringing the  total to approximately 116,000 of the world’s most recognized photographs. The new release spans the globe from Alaska to the Amazon and Oman to the Arctic Circle. Among the highlights are black and white […]


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World’s most beautiful libraries in India

Libraries are the most incredible invention of men. It is a single most beautiful tribute to knowledge and experience. There are a lot of libraries in India that stand as a part of most beautiful ones in the world. If you are visiting India, you ought to visit at least a few of these libraries. […]


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Symposium “Reframing the Archive: The Reuse of Film and Photographic Images in Postcolonial Southeast Asia”

(16 December 2016) This symposium on 1 July 2017 at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, will explore the ways in which colonial and postcolonial film and photographic archives have been rearticulated within a range of Southeast Asian political and aesthetic contexts. How have artists and filmmakers sought to subvert existing power relations […]


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On assignment photoessay: Chinese University of Hong Kong Library

(4 June 2016) Ming Thein, photographer, finds CUHK’s library to be one of the most interesting spaces he’s had the pleasure of shooting because it manages to be light, airy and open, yet intimate and private to encourage concentration. More than a dozen of his photographs are here.


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Photo blog: Building digital libraries in Mongolia

(10 February 2016) The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia launched its Let’s Read! digital library pilot project in Ulaanbaatar this month. It addresses the shortage of age- appropriate books, in both Mongolian and English, and invigorates a culture of reading among children. This photo blog looks at the challenges many of the schools in Ulaanbaatar’s […]


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Artstor offers 1,000 additional photographs from Panos Pictures

(6 January 2016) Panos Pictures and Artstor have collaborated to share more than 1,000 additional photographs of contemporary global affairs in the Digital Library, bringing the total to more than 32,000 images in Artstor. Panos Pictures specializes in documenting critical social issues as well as stories beyond the contemporary media landscape. The Panos Profile includes […]


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Ten beautiful Australian libraries

(29 August 2015) Among the libraries pictured in this photoessay are The State Library of Queensland, Surrey Hills Library and Community Centre, and the Barr Smith Library at the University of Adelaide. To see picturesdotnews.com’s profusion of photographs  click here.


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State Library of Victoria in words and pictures

(11 August 2015) The State Library of Victoria is the central library of the state of Victoria, Australia, located in Melbourne. It holds over 2 million books and 16,000 serials, including the diaries of the city’s founders, John Batman and John Pascoe Fawkner, and the folios of Captain James Cook, R.N. It also houses the […]


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Southeast Asian photographic collections of the École française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO) online

(23 July 2015) From 1933, the EFEO engaged the services of a professional photographer, Jean Manikus, assisted by Nguyen Huu Tho, who created a photographic service that worked until 1959, resulting in the important heritage collections of the EFEO. When, under the pressure of political events, the EFEO had to move its headquarters from Hanoi […]


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