Tuesday, November 25, 2008

MoOM: net pick of the day

Tamra Hays (our Istanbul correspondent - not all stringers are local) sent this neat site. I'm sharing. Have you checked out Hays Travelogue on the Mountainair blogroll, do so at your earliest convenience. News and such anon. PS - you are remembering to click the Animal Rescue Site and vote in the Shelter Challenge - every day, aren't you? Thanks.

Museum of Online Museums http://www.coudal.com/moom/
links from archives to online collections and exhibits covering a vast array of interests and obsessions: Start with a review of classic art and architecture (most world class collecting institutions from the Library of Congress, Smithsonian, MoMA, Alte Pinakothek, the Prado and so on have splendid online versions) and graduate to the study of mundane (and sometimes bizarre) objects elevated to art by their numbers, juxtaposition, or passion of the collector.
Verse by Voice http://www.coudal.com/verse.php - self explanatory I'd think

Field Tested Books - http://www.coudal.com/ftb/index.php -

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short examples (case studies from the field) how our perception of a book is affected by the place where we read it. Or maybe the other way around. According to FTB, the most compelling Field Tests in this collection are the ones in which a book, a physical place, and a significant emotional moment collide. Anthology published annually. Accepting 300-500 word submissions. Email here with 300-500 words about a book you read somewhere. FTB will select some for publication in their growing collection and send those authors a copy of The Field-Tested Books Book and some other stuff too.
And more... visual and verbal treats all

Do you have web site or blog to recommend? Please send it in with a brief review - comments, description.


  1. What an impressive list of galleries/collections! I particularly liked the Galleries of Thrift Store Art. What fun! I wonder, if money were no object, if a person could actually visit all of the world's galleries and collections?

  2. Visiting them all could be very time consuming - sounds like fun but I wonder if we'd might tired of it all after a while.

    I am reminded of a fellow hitchhiking student I met in Heidelberg, an architecture student at a major red brick in the UK. Told me he started out studying medieval and renaissance church architecture across Europe but that by the time he got to Italy, he was churched out and would not go in even the most magnificent unless he needed to get out of the rain.


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