Friday, October 16, 2015

New favorite things

Part of the MetKids website's massive cartoon map of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Okay, so I've been away from this blog longer than I expected when I "returned" to it at the end of August! It turns out that starting a new job and moving to a new city gives you less free time than I'd realized. (I think I was the only one who didn't realize this.)

I should explain that I've started working as the Media Fellow for the year at Dumbarton Oaks, a combination museum, historic house, rare book room, public garden, and humanities research center in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. One of the great parts of my job is that I get to explore how other museums and research institutes share, explain, and re-mediate their resources with both specialists and the general public. And along the way, I've been discovering some really amazingly smart, well-curated sites online! Here are two of my favorites: