Today is Museum Day! Did you get your tickets already? I hope so, because I just finished reading the book we bought to accompany a museum exhibit we saw earlier this summer, and while it was very nicely made, the photos really did not do justice to the artwork. It is much better to see exhibits in person if possible, and today is a great day to do so. Search for a participating museum near you and go visit!
I like to acknowledge Museum Day Live! (now just Museum Day) each year as part of the Harvey Mercheum “special days“. While it is fun to visit virtual museums like the Harvey Mercheum, it is much better to see exhibits in person if possible. On Museum Day, you can get a ticket that will allow two people entrance to one of over a thousand participating museums for free. Lifehacker posted on Monday that tickets for this year are already available. If you have a museum you are particularly interested in visiting on September 22nd, go to this page on the Smithsonian’s website:
find the museum you are interested in, and click “GET A TICKET”.
Today is World Photo Day! I am away this weekend and am unable to participate, but photography is very important to this website, so I still wanted to acknowledge the day. Take a moment to visit the World Photo Day website, and while you are there, donate what you can to their Cerebral Palsy Alliance fund raiser.
Sorry for the lack of posts as of late. There are a number of things going on right now, some of which directly impact the Harvey Mercheum. I hope to resume posting this weekend, but may not be able to.
In the meantime, today is World Wide Web Day! While browsing the Web today, remember to visit the World Wide Web Foundation, and learn about how they are working for a world where everyone has the same rights and opportunities online.
I am not sure what is harder to believe: that WordPress has been around for fifteen years, or that I have been using it for almost six! As I mentioned in part two of the Mercheum history post, I experimented with WordPress for quite some time before actually using it for the Harvey Mercheum website.
Preservation Week may still be going on, but today we continue our special days with World Intellectual Property Day. This year’s theme is “Powering change: Women in innovation and creativity”. I think this would be a good day to acknowledge the Harvey girls: Little Dot, Little Lotta and Little Audrey. Unfortunately, I have not posted any exhibits featuring Little Lotta. If you have an item with Lotta on it, please take a moment to fill out the Contact the Curator form and let me know!
I forgot to mention yesterday that this week is Preservation Week, shame on me! The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) division of the American Library Association (ALA) sets aside one week per year to highlight the importance of preserving our collections.