News for the week of February 1-5, 2016

05 Feb 2016 7:49 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

Happy Friday everyone! Reminder that the SFA website now hosts a FL-specific Jobs and Internships page so please send us your postings if you have any to share!

From the Country:

Washington, D.C.: The Smithsonian's next museum, The National Museum of African American History and Culture will open in September of this year.

Cambridge, MA: A new project at Harvard University will digitize half a million items from its 17th and 18th century collections.

Ann Arbor, MI: The University of Michigan's Screen Arts Mavericks & Makers collection has been given Nancy Savoca's archive.

Washington, D.C.: The American Archive of Public Broadcasting has acquired New Hampshire Public Radio’s digital collection of interviews and speeches by presidential candidates from 1995-2007.

Boston, MA: The literary archives of Mario Puzo (writer of the Godfather) will be put up for auction.

From the World:

Geneva, Switzerland: A collection of looted antiquities hidden by a disgraced art dealer was found at Geneva Freeport.

Leeds, England, United Kingdom: The National Media Museum is moving its photography archives to London's Victoria & Albert Museum.

Northern Australia: An interactive digital archive helps preserve traditional Australian Aboriginal literature.

From the Blogosphere:

A very cool (and sad) interactive map to illustrate where cultural heritage sites are under threat in the Middle East.

Manuscript Studies, a new journal, is looking for submissions.

The Final Frontier's coolest model is getting some TLC at the Smithsonian.

A new blog has started (and is looking for contributors!) to highlight archival outreach.

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