Here are this week’s historical highlights — interesting museum, archives, and library links, including some great videos.
An architect has created 3-D images that show how Newcastle, Australia looked 200 years ago. “The renderings were based on authentic historical archival maps and survey records, with the details cross-referenced with other materials from around the time such as paintings.” Check out the video and photos.
Woohoo! Princeton has acquired a fragment of the Gutenberg Bible (preserved as a book cover).
Remember IBM’s Watson? Now he’s being used to help Brazilians interact with the art in museums! (The video is worth watching.)
I always love photos of beautiful libraries. (The Varina Area Library is my favourite.)