Above painting: Louis Jean Francois - Mars and Venus an Allegory of Peace


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Monday, April 6, 2009

Museums Collaborate on Creative Spaces!

As you know I am a huge history fan--so when I recieved an email about a new site called Creative Spaces, which collaborated with 9 British Museums to put their collections online, I was all over it!

Here's a list of the museums: The Royal Armouries, The V&A, The Imperial War Museum, British Museum, Tate, National Portrait Gallery, Natural History Museum, Sir John Soane’s Museum and The Wallace Collection.

Its a great way to see some amazing pieces. One of my favorite parts about it is the site allows you to search all the collections at once, tag and store items in notebooks and groups, and upload your own images, videos and notes to share creative inspiration with others.

Visit http://vna.nmolp.org/creativespaces/ to start your tour! There is a search box at the top, so for instance, I wanted to check out gowns. I typed in gowns and up popped tons of beautiful historical gowns complete with descriptions! I did the same thing for medieval furniture, it was amazing.

Let me know what you think!


Elizabeth Kerri Mahon said...

I just gave you another award!

Lucy said...

Thanks for the link:)

Kirsten Steen said...

How great is that! I'll be checking it out. Thanks.

Lori Brighton said...

Wow! Way cool. Thanks so much for the link.