Slow Art host Smithsonian’s “Fill the Gap” Flickr program
The Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Luce Foundation Center, one of the hosts of Slow Art Day, is featured in a New York Times article published today about how museums are encouraging online users to participate and even collaborate. The article describes the Smithsonian’s Flickr group called “Fill the Gap.” Essentially the program allows online visitors to recommend paintings from the collection that should fill the gap – or bare wall space – that is created when objects are lent out. The article also describes the work of other museums including Make History, the Web site of the future National September 11 Museum and Memorial and the Museum of the History of Polish Jews.
– Slow Art Day
– Smithsonian’s Slow Art Day registration
– Smithsonian’s Luce Foundation Flickr “Fill the Gap” group
– Make History, web site of the future National Sept 11 Museum and Memorial
– Museum of the History of Polish Jews