Friday, December 10, 2010

Dropbox: File Sharing Made Easy

Need to share large files (like image files) or synchronize your home computer and your work computer? Or just keep everything backed up on-line?

I keep hearing great things about Dropbox,
You can try it out for free with up to two gigabytes of storage space available.

And it works with the Ipad too!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Digital Humanities: Bringing It All Together

It is like a liberal arts student's dream! Science and the Humanities coming together to shine a light into new areas. How will new technology create new fields of studies? Read the New York Times article and start imagining.

Monday, October 25, 2010


About Smarthistory is a free and open, not-for-profit, art history textbook. We use multimedia to deliver unscripted conversations between art historians about the history of art.

This is a great website created by art scholars about topics in the history of art. It includes donated copyright free images in Flickr, excellent videos and even a lecture on the Sistine Chapel in Second Life, which is well worth watching.

I am happy to report that CCIL has donated some images for use to Smarthistory. And you are free to use all of their images from their Flickrsite in your own presentations.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

To Clean or Not to Clean

An interesting article about conservation in The Art Newspaper. Does one dare to clean a Leonardo? Two museums have different approaches.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Whose David is it Anyway?

Interesting article on who owns Michelangelo's David in the New York Times.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Ultraviolet light reveals how ancient Greek statues really looked

Check out how scientists believe the Augustus of Prima Porta would have looked in his glory days. This is an interesting article about using ultraviolet light to reveal color fragments on statuary and architecture from the ancient world.

You can read the full thing in Smithsonian from 2008 on line.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

New Look!

Welcome to the new and improved web site!

My fine student assistant and '10 graduate, Kayley Jerrell, has given the Centre College Image Library web site a fresh new look. (The original and long running web site was designed by another fine alumna and assistant, Lisa Brown, '04, now a professional game designer with Insomniac Games.)

I will continue checking and adding content as we go along. Please let me know what image issues are of special interest to you.

Congratulations to our new graduates and happy summer!

Ann Silver