The Smithsonian Institution starts blogging
(via vrulje) Museums start blogging! It's called Eye Level and is the Smithsonian American Art Museum's blog and according their self-description "the first blog by the Smithsonian and one of just a handful of museum sites in the blogosphere".
Their hope is that their blog "hosts a vital conversation among artists, curators, collectors, and enthusiasts on a broad range of subjects related to American art":
Over the long term, Eye Level will look at both art and museums, offering the kind of close examination that new media affords, in part simply to find out how new media can enhance the museum's role.
Especially interesting from an anthropological point of view:
(...) To cite the old cliché, the eye is the window to the soul. If art is a window to a culture, Eye Level is a way to take it in.
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