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Turning the Pages at the Art Institute of Chicago

How can you turn the pages at the Art Institute of Chicago if you aren't there in person? The gentle digital experience offered on this site is a fine surrogate if you can't make it to the Windy City. Currently, there are over 35 items here that are organized into four categories: Sketchbooks, Manuscripts and Paintings, Printed Items, and By Date. One place to start is with the work of James...
The Oesper Collections

Created as part of the University of Cincinnati's Digital Collections initiative, the Oesper Collections bring together rare and curious items from the long and storied past of chemistry. In the Apparatus Museum area, visitors can look over unique items including flasks, adapters, clamps, condensers, corks, and much more. The Virtual Tour is truly astonishing and visitors can take a variety of...
Rare Book Room

The Rare Book Room is a somewhat eclectic collection; it consists of about 400 digitized books contributed from libraries all over the world, including the US Library of Congress, The British Library, the American Antiquarian Society, universities as diverse as Stanford, Southern Methodist, and Oxford, as well as a few private collectors. The books were photographed at a high resolution, "in some...