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Smithsonian
Last day to exercise your right to vote for the coolest #StarWars costume exhibit hashtag. ow.ly/ES5OL pic.twitter.com/jpodKCly76
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This game, once in a landfill & now @amhistorymuseum is a crucial part of video game history bit.ly/1AzsWPF pic.twitter.com/0CmpT6I5zr
Santa seems to get a makeover each generation. Artwork from our collection show the evolution bit.ly/1w9XtV9 pic.twitter.com/13owL8b1vu
Our @FreerSackler is the first Smithsonian museum to digitize its entire collection bit.ly/1w9RKi7 pic.twitter.com/4rNZqWHqjs
The story of user-centered design told through 120 beautiful products at @cooperhewitt bit.ly/1uwfU1Q pic.twitter.com/ynCBGPB4DF
#Regram from @levi_higgs from yesterday's #EmptyCooperHewitt tour. Our @cooperhewitt National Design Museum won't be empty any longer. It reopens today after being closed for a 3-year long renovation.
Sportswear changed how female athletes compete. Imagine wearing a knit swimsuit! bit.ly/sp0rtsbra pic.twitter.com/ehc7ptpOAl
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How women created active lifestyles will be part of #ObjectProject exhibition, opening 2015: bit.ly/0bjProj pic.twitter.com/ugUqI9vKgm
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#Jogbra invented by 3 women frustrated by lack of jogging clothing, a popular new pastime in the 1970s. pic.twitter.com/fcLl54kYPT
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TODAY: Explore bird extinctions with Helen James in live webcasts 11AM & 2PM EST. qrius.si.edu/live #sciencehow pic.twitter.com/gcv9sQbrwB
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This incense container, one of "finest examples of lacquer" in @FreerSackler's collex goes on view Saturday pic.twitter.com/70jxwWANbQ
Chief scientist at @FreerSackler puts sample of lacquer into this machine (pyrolyzer) to analyze chemical components pic.twitter.com/Ti6Eu0suyA
These food vessels from 18th C (left) & 15th C China show the details that artists could achieve w lacquer pic.twitter.com/G7EKk6grvz
This dish was excavated from water-logged tomb and if isn't treated lacquer can take on "bean curd" looking form pic.twitter.com/Nw9p1qFY7Z
3-4th C B.C. Chinese tray shows that lacquer has been used for a very long time. Red color comes from cinnabar pic.twitter.com/eJxk7X93EQ
Lacquer is applied in many layers to wood over long period of time: thin layer, cure, polish, another layer etc etc pic.twitter.com/YzpCxXNP8y
Now on to @FreerSackler's conservation lab to learn about Chinese lacquer pic.twitter.com/DfKJ8etQPG
.@FreerSackler is also working on 360 view for other 3D objects in the collection, like this Korean ceramic pic.twitter.com/YUmyLicCIm
Zooming in to see details. Author of this piece is undetermined. Now scholars can instantly compare to other works pic.twitter.com/q2rgfmseZ3
A Persian manuscript that has just been digitized. Taken with 40 megapixel lens (much better than an iPhone!) pic.twitter.com/gHKafBzWgF
For the tech nerds: 40 Terabyte servers to process and store images and metadata pic.twitter.com/Q4BZbTcXlS
First stop on BTS @FreerSackler tour, the photography/digitization studio pic.twitter.com/QeyJO75stC