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Antiques Roadshow

What do a 1940 Olympic poster, a signed Oscar Wilde book, and a Moravian ceramic flask have in common? Well, they've all recently been appraised on the rather popular PBS program, Antiques Roadshow. If one can't watch the show itself, this website is a nice surrogate, offering additional information about antiquing, including a glossary of terms, a virtual roadshow tour, and some helpful tips....
Le Garde-meuble

The Smithsonian Institute Libraries has placed their ten-year collection of Le Garde-meuble, a bi-monthly periodical interior decoration publication from France, online here. The collection covers the early years of the periodical, 1841-1851, and consists of more than 400 images. Clicking on "Explore the Collection" at the top of the homepage takes visitors to a search page that allows them to...
Society of Antiquaries of London: Making History: 300 Years of Antiquaries in Britain

Browsing through three hundred years of history via one website is quite a treat, and this lovely website from the Society of Antiquaries of London delivers the goods. The site was created to celebrate the Society's 300th anniversary, and to complement a physical exhibit that's been making the rounds of galleries throughout the United Kingdom. Visitors can click on The Discovery of Britain area to...
University of Oxford: Cabinet

One of the oldest and best-known universities in the world, the University of Oxford has amassed enormous collections over the centuries, which are spread throughout its many libraries and museums. To help support educators who would like to reference these materials in their teaching, the university created the Cabinet project, which "aims to make these resources more accessible for teaching and...